Commons Minutes for January 2022

From our Seneschal Lord Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi,

Below are the minutes from the January 19th business commons meeting.

Commons Minutes for January 2022
The January commons meeting was held January 19. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.


  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Catelin Straquhin, Chatelaine
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Randve L’il Hammar, MoAS
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Friderich Grimme, Webminister
  • Zahra de Andaluzia, Chronicler
  • Albrecht Anker, Social Media
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Historian
  • Alienor Salton, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Iola Wulfsdotter , Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Richard the Poor
  • Lady Karen

Absent Officers

  • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir, Archery
  • Marshal Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain

Called to order at 7:34pm

Officer Report Items For Discussion

With Østgarðr hosting two Royal Progresses, the viceregents are encouraging the populace to recommend our members for awards. Lada has offered assistance to anyone needed help with award recommendations.

There will be two virtual meet the candidates nights – Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm & Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm. The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker

Provincial Bardic Championship which will be held virtually at Deck the Halls of Valhalla. Two winners will be chosen from the competition: best populace performance and the new Østgarðr Bardic Champion. Performance time is limited. Bonus points for visual components and short explanations (under 30 seconds) for their piece and performance .

It’s official, Østgarðr will be hosting Coronation on Saturday, April 9th. There was a long discussion regarding Emergency Exec Order 225 and its impact on the event. The general consensus was to rent building P which has two restrooms with three stalls each and require all attendees to show proof of vaccination at the gate.

Uji announced Alec MacLachlan as his Deputy Seneschal.

Catelin asked the populace to share their video ideas for TikTok.

Upcoming Events/Activities
Sponsored by Østgarðr
1/23 11am Online – Brokenbridge Commons, followed by Japanese stab binding class 1/23 6pm Online – Meet the Viceregal Candidates #1
1/27 7pm Online- Meet the Viceregal Candidates #2
1/29 6pm Online – Deck the Halls of Valhalla w/Provincial Bardic Championship 1/30 11am Online – East Kingdom Curia
2/5 Online – University of Atlantia – Pennsic 101 class by Jenna Childslayer
2/11 7pm Lions End Commons
2/25-2/27 Blue Mountain Lodge, Peekskill – Bear’s Tavern
5/?/22 Levittown – Lions End Spring Schola
9/2-9/4 Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel – Barleycorn
10/21-10/23 Blue Mountain Lodge, Peekskill – Goat’s Inn

Of interest to the populace
2/5 Port Jervis, NY – Midland Vale Turns Five! A Shire’s Birthday Celebration 2/26 Randolph, NJ – Mudthaw – Return to the Mud

Upcoming Commons Meetings
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Meeting closed at 8:48pm

January 2022 Compiled Officer Reports
Viceregents • Suuder Saran & Lada Monguligin
Award Recommendations: With Ostgardr hosting Coronation in the Spring and an Investiture in the fall, please look around and see which of our members are in need of Kingdom recognition and consider putting them in for an award. If you need help putting together award recommendations please let Lada know and she will be happy to help you. Recommendations for Provincial award are also always welcome and encouraged!

Viceregal Polling: We are excited and proud to see three slates of candidates who have stepped forward with desire to be the next Viceregents of Ostgardr.
The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker
We will hold 2 virtual meet the candidates nights
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm
Join link
Or (US) +1 225-443-2545 PIN: 757 002 755#
The meeting will be recorded and made available through our youtube channel. Polling will start in February.

Bardic Champs: We are looking forward to the Provincial Bardic Championship which will be held virtually at Deck the Halls of Valhalla. Our current Champion Catelin Straquin Armiger has all the details of the competition.

East Kingdom Curia (Ethereal): EK Curia will be held virtually on Sunday 1/30 at 11am. The curia agenda can be found here: One particular topic is revising EK Law to better define Regency for in case of emergency purposes. See the letter in the below link: Livestream Broadcast- Curia will be livestreamed via the EK YouTube channel at . Curia will not be recorded, just as live Curiae aren’t.

Seneschal • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi
I have been busy with my new duties as Østgarðr Seneschal – going through emails to/from my predecessor, reading over information for the upcoming coronation, communications with Provincial officers, jumping onto and getting familiar with the Provincial Discord server, preparing for upcoming “Meet the Viceregal Candidates” and compiling officer reports.

Exchequer • Francisco de Braga
∙ I paid for the Storage Facility, currently storing Northpass Equipment in late December. It is paid through February 22nd. I will submit a request for reimbursement. Will need to confirm if we should continue to do month to month or do larger payment amounts.
∙ Q4 Reporting is due and will be submitted by the end of this week.
∙ Overall Ostgardr remains in good financial standing.

Herald • Drasma Dragomira
Not much to report. Herald’s quarterly reports are due Feb. 1st. I am
avaliable for any members of the populace to work on heraldic
submissions, as always.

Chatelaine • Catelin Straquhin
No email or social media inquiries this month. As were ramping up planning for coronation I am taking inventory of the loaner gear we have.
TikTok video production has slowed due to the winter months and the new job I’ve signed on to. Now more than ever, if you have a video ideas you want to share or have out on our social media platforms, please let me and Tom know. We’ll make it happen.

Chancellor Minor • Kunigunde Wedemann
The Chancellor of Minors has nothing to report at this time.

Arts & Sciences • Randve L’il Hammar
No report

Armored Combat • Ervald LaCoudre
No report

Archery • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir
No report

Fencing • Alec MacLachlan
No report

Youth Combat • Vacant
No report

Minister of Lists • Marion of York
No report

Webminister • Friderich Grimme
The provincial website is being updated with new content every week.
In the back end, I closed several unused Google groups ( this was planned back in Nov.) Provincial officer emails are up to date, but I need a list of current deputies, as some are out if date.
I found out that the Northpass subdomain still exists and former Ostgardr A,&S officer has their EK email still associated with several NO officer emails. I’ve contacted kingdom to try and sort this out.

Chronicler • Zahra de Andaluzia
Nothing to report for this month from me; just a friendly reminder for people to send me art and articles etc. Next issue of E-Horse goes out March 1.

Social Media • Albrecht Anker
With coronation happening in our province I am heading up the live streaming of the event. Currently navigating the specific rules and regulations on live streaming.
The Ostgardr discord is going strong and is growing. It has become a great place to chat, share and even plan all things SCA.
With the current Covid wave our social media output has slowed a little bit but I am for sure with the coming of spring things will pick back up.

Chamberlain • Ian of Clan Mitchell
No changes from last month.

Historian • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste
January 2022
We start the New Year with further East Kingdom in-person event postponements until February 1st, 2022 due to the increase in cases of the illness that has spread across the Known World. The populace is urged to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear good masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill or if someone you’ve recently been in close contact with becomes ill.
In exciting news, Ostgardr won the bid to host Coronation for Ryouko’jin Of-The Iron-Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda, to be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022! All hands will be needed for this wonderful day of celebration! Hooray! Hooray!
Please see the event page for further details:
On January 7th, Maestra Sofya traveled to the Kingdom of An Tir to celebrate 12th Night as an Ambassador of Good Will gifting Her Majesty Helene and Their Highnesses, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Rauokinn Eyverska, with lovely gifts from our King and Queen, Ioannes II and Honig II, further strengthening the friendship between An Tir and the East Kingdom.
Ostgardr needs heirs and three sets of candidates have come forward, submitting their letters of intent to be the next Viceregents of the Crown Province of Ostgardr!
The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker
Two virtual meet-the-candidates nights have been scheduled. Please make every attempt to attend and get to know the candidates better.
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm

Whyt Whey • Alienor Salton
Having been granted permission by their majesties to hold this office during the viceregal polling, I am delighted to report that I am the new seneschal for my canton! Hullo, everyone. No significant developments to report otherwise. A&S online continues (THANK YOU BERAKHA), our next commons is April 7th, online, 7pm.

Lions End • Iola Wulfsdotter
No report

Brokenbridge • Ragnarr bláskegg
Brokenbridge is running Deck the Halls of Valhalla on January 29th at 6pm Virtually. We have the Following classes:
Session 1:
Historical clothing dye and color – Randve L’il Hammar -breakout room 1
SCA and Outreach Tactics- Armiger Catelin Straquhin – breakout room 2
Viking Women – Aurelia di Giovanni Bedici – breakout room 3
Hebrew Calendar – Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo – breakout room 4
Session 2:
Sewing machine maintenance – Lord Albrecht Anker – breakout room 1
Beginners heraldry registration – Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin – breakout room 2 Importance of color in 16th century clothing – Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste – breakout room 3
We also have the Ostgardr Bardic Championship starting at 7:30pm.
Lastly Perez ben Meir Gershon has compiled an awesome cookbook for the event:
We hope all in Ostgardr can make the event!

No report

Østgarðr: The First 50 Years

Back in 2018, the Crown Province assembled a bunch of materials documenting its fifty years of history as part of the East Kingdom’s anniversary event.

These items were displayed at the event, and have been brought out a couple of times since then, but we neglected to make them available more widely, and are now attempting to correct that oversight.

The most comprehensive document of the Province’s history is “The Annals of  The Crown Province of Østgarðr,” a document originally prepared by Richard the Poor of Ely, who for many years was Østgarðr’s official Historian.

As part of the preparations for the East Kingdom Fifty Year event, I revised and extended that document, adding bits of history found in the public record or contributed by the populace.

The results were printed up as a hardback book, the contents of which you can view below.

If you have interesting stories from Østgarðr’s past to share with us, please let us know!

Annal for A.S. LI (5/16 – 4/17)

Demos were held at the Viking Day festival in Broken Bridge on May 14, at the EternalCon sci-fi con in Garden City on June 11 and 12, at the Riverdale RiverFest on June 12, the Cloisters Medieval Faire on September 18, and the Queens County Fair on September 24 and 25.

Lord Mongo Chinua became the Herald in May.

As of September 1, the Officer Corps was as follows:

Seneschal: Baron Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa
Exchequer: Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Herald: Lord Mongo Chinua
Knight Marshal: Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver
Captain of Archers: Lord Suuder Saran
Captain of Fence: Lady Marion of York
Minister of Lists: Baron Jan ap Visby
Minister of Arts & Sciences: Lady Lada Monguligin
Chatelaine: Lady Sofiya Gianetta di Trieste
Chamberlain: Mistress Katherine Gillesfleur
Chronicler: Magistra Rufina Cambrensis
Webminister: Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir
Historian: Master Richard the Poor of Ely
Seneschal – Brokenbridge: Lord Suuder Saran
Seneschal – Lions End: Countess Brekke Franksdottir
Seneschal – Northpass: Lord Thomas of Northpass
Seneschal – Whyt Whey: Lady Alienor Salton

At the Feast of John Barleycorn in Northpass on September 10, Suuder Saaran and Lada Monguligin were invested as the Viceroy and Vicereine of Ostgardr. Seadogs were bestowed upon Lille of the Red Towers and Barbara “the Nearly Naked Frisian” de Vries for their contributions to the Canton of Broken Bridge. A Sea Lantern was given to Ervald la Coudre the Optimistic. Seahorses were given to Guy avec Cheval and Johanna ap Visby after they stepped down as Viceroy and Vicereine in recognition of their years of service. Jenna Childslayer was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent.

Also at that event, Ervald la Coudre the Optimistic became the Province’s Heavy Weapons Champion, Mongo Chinua became the Archery Champion, and Yehuda ben Moishe became the Fencing Champion.

Musician’s Day was held on November 12.

Several new officers took over in January: Lady Beatrice della Rocca (Chatelaine), Lady Sofya Gianetta di Trieste (Minister of Arts and Sciences), Lord Ervald la Coudre the Optimistic (Knight Marshal), Lady Arnbjorg Helga Nilsdottir (Captain of Archers), and Erich Gutermuth (Minister of Lists).

Lord Alexander MacLaughlin was given the Order of the Seal Lion at Brokenbridge’s Twelfth Night in Valhalla event on January 7.

Lady Sofya Gianetta di Trieste was named the Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champion on February 11. Silver Crescents were given to Sir Jabril at Mudthaw on March 25, and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa at Balfar’s Challenge on April 22.

At Lions in the Spring on April 22, Lady Beatrice della Rocca was named the Provincial Arts and Sciences Champion, and Lady Jenna Childslayer was named the Provincial Bardic Champion. Lady Marion of York had her Seahorse augmented with a clump of seaweed.

Annal for A.S. L (5/15 – 4/16)

In June, Guy and Johanna announced their intentions to step down as Viceroy and Vicereine. By September, only Lord Suuder and Lady Lada made known their desire to replace them. The polling was conducted in February. In early April, the polling was approved and Suuder and Lada were confirmed as the next Viceroy and Vicereine. The date for the Investiture was not yet set.

At Pennsic, Sofya of Østgarðr was given a Silver Crescent on August 5.

At John Barleycorn Goes to War in Northpass on September 12, Silver Lanterns were given to Aqualina of the Sea Cliffs, Oliver de Bainbridge, Angelica di Nova Lipa, and Friderich Grimm. Seadogs were given to Conandil ingen Donngaile and Wilhelm of Northpass. The Queens County Fair was held on September 19, and the Cloisters Renaissance Fair on October 4.

Thomas of Northpass took over as Seneschal for that canton in September. In November, Lady Eilionora inghen ui Ruairc announced that she would be stepping down as Seneschal. Baron Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa would serve as Acting Seneschal until a replacement could be formally chosen. Baron Francesco was chosen for that office in March; Countess Brekke Franksdottir was confirmed as his replacement as Seneschal of Lions End. Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa took over as Exchequer in February, Lady Alienor Salton replaced her as Seneschal of Whyt Whey. Baron Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa was made a Companion of the Seahorse at Broken Bridge’s Bacon Bridge event on February 6.

Annal for A.S. XLIX (5/14 – 4/15)

The Province hosted the Second Annual Østgarðr – An Dubhaigeainn Challenge on June 7, at which Lady Maeve of Abbeydorney was given the Order of the Seahorse. In July, Suuder took over as Seneschal for Brokenbridge.

Judith fitzHenry the Uncertain was inducted as a Companion of the Laurel during East Kingdom Royal Court at Pennsic.

At the Funeral Games for John Barleycorn on September 6, Seadogs were given to Alienor Salton and Magdalena Carminante; Seahorses were given to Aethelsan of St. Maur, Ibrahim al-Rashid, and Sofya of Østgarðr. Richard the Poor of Ely was made a Court Baron. Mongo Chinua was given a Sagittarius at River Wars on September 13.

The Province participated in the Queens’ County Fair on September 20 and 21, and did a modest demo at the Berkeley-Carroll School on October 25. Musician’s Day was held on November 22.

Lady Sofya of Østgarðr became the Chatelaine in November.

At Lions in Winter on February 21, Vicereine Johanna ap Visby introduced the Silver Lantern award. This is to honor those in the arts who have not only excelled, but who have been seen to grow and develop in their chosen field. The first two honorees were Alienor Salton and Godiva eclippa Blackheart di Mer. Also at Lions in Winter, Douglas Dugmore was made a Companion of the Seadog.

A Champions Event was held in Lions End on April 18.

Annal for A.S. XLVIII (5/13 – 4/14)

The Viking Day Demo was held on May 18. At the Feast of John Barleycorn in Northpass on September 7, Ibrahim al-Rashid became the Fencing Champion; Helga Nielsdottir became the Archery Champion; and Wolfgang der Sucher became the Thrown Weapons Champion. Also at that event, John the Bear was named a Silver Sea Lion for his contributions and skill in thrown weapons.

On June 1, Subotai Cinoa became the seneschal of Whyt Whey, and on September 1, Richard the Poor of Ely took over as exchequer.

A demo was held at the Queens County Fair on September 21 and 22. Season’s Beatings was held on February 1.

At Mudthaw on March 22, Lada Mongguligan was honored with a Silver Crescent and Luis de Castilla was honored with a Knighthood.

At some point during this year, Eilionora inghen ui Ruairc took over as Seneschal.

Annal for A.S. XLVII (5/12 – 4/13)

It was another busy summer for demos: Viking Day on May 12, Riverdale Riverfest on June 24, Queens County Fair on September 22 and 23, and the Cloisters on September 30. At the Cloisters, M. Antonius Scaevola became the Champion of Armored Combat.

In the autumn, a new procedure for officer terms and elections was put in place. All offices would be on two-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The major Provincial offices were put on a schedule to change over at the beginning of the calendar year, with the offices divided on alternate years so that there would never be a huge changeover of key offices in any one year. At the start of 2013, several offices changed hands. The new officers were:

Seneschal: Friderich Grimme
Minister of A&S: Lada Mongguligan
Chatelaine: Sirhan al-Cyani ibn Atai akarel Diablu
Knight Marshal: Valgard Stonecleaver
Seneschal – Lions End: Francesco Greco de Edessa
Seneschal – Whyt Whey: Eularia Trewe

A “Musician’s Day” event was held on January 23, after having been postponed from the previous November.

The Province hosted Crown Tournament on April 27. During Viceregal court, Lord Suuder was made a Sea Lion, Melanie de la Tour and Ysenda MacBeth were inducted into the Order of the Seahorse, and Þòrmundr inn Iandverski was made a Sea Dog.

Annal for A.S. XLVI (5/11 – 4/12)

Demos were held at the Viking Day Festival on May 14, the Riverdale Riverfest on June 12, Queens County Fair on September 24 and 25, and the Cloisters on October 2.

At Pennsic, Wilhelm of Northpass received a Maunche. Both Oscad de Segovia and Guy avec Chevaux received the accolade of Knighthood; the former at East Kingdom court and the latter on the Field.

At the Barleycorn event on September 10, the Viceregency was passed to Sir Gui avec Cheveaux and Johanna ap Visby. Mistress Eularia Trewe was inducted into the Order of the Seahorse. Championship tourneys were held; the winners were John the Bear (Thrown Weapons), Edwin Fletcher (Archery), and Brendan Firebow (Fencing). Þòrmundr inn Iandverski became the Seneschal of Brokenbridge in November.

A Schola was held on November 5. At Season’s Beatings in Brokenbridge on December 3, Devra the Baker was made a Companion of the Sea Dog. Also at that event, Lord Llewellyn ap Rhys was the first inductee into the Order of the Sea Lion, an order for both prowess in the martial arts, and leadership and training in those arts. The motto for the order is “I Go Forth, so that Others Might Follow”.

On February 18 at the Lions End event, “Lions on the Silk Road”, Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordh became the Province’s Bardic Champion.

Annal for A.S. XLV (5/10 – 4/11)

At Viceregal Court at Pennsic, Seahorses were given to Cian mac Fearguis and Margarita Ivanovna Novgorodetsa. Ysenda Macbeth took over as Seneschal and Suuder became the Captain of Archers in July. Wilhelm of Northpass became Seneschal for that canton and Francesco Gaetano Greco of Edessa became the Herald in September. At John Barleycorn on Sept. 11, Lady Marion of York was given a Grant of Arms and Lady Conandil was made a Companion of the Maunche. The Provincial Champions Tourneys were also held at Barleycorn; the winners were Guy de Cheval (Heavy Weapons), Friderich Grim (archery), Wolfgang der Sucher (Thrown Weapons), and Yeh-lu Targai (Fencing). Lady Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordh was chosen Arts & Sciences Champion in April.

Demos were held a the Queens County Fair on Sept. 18 and at the Cloisters Renaissance Fair on Oct. 2. Warrior’s Nadaam was held on Oct. 16, at which time Alaric Jager von Bremen was inducted into the Order of the Laurel.

Oscad de Segovia was inducted into the Order of the Tygers Combattant at Coronation on Sept. 25.

At Provincial Commons in October, Alexandre and Eularia formally announced their intention to step down as Viceroy and Vicereine. Immediately, Friderich Grimm and Lile dubh inghean ui Mordha, as well as Suuder and Lada, announced their candidacy. Guy avec Chevaux and Johanna ap Visby tossed their hats into the ring later.

A “Collegium Musica” was held at Blue Mountain Trail Lodge on the weekend of November 20. Vicereine Eularia Trewe was given the Order of the Pelican at Mudthaw on March 26.