Welcome to the new Ostgardr Officers

Congratulations and welcome to our new and returning Provincial Officers. All of those listed below are beginning new, two year terms on January 1st.

  • Lord Ragnarr Blaskegg – Seneschal
  • Armiger Catelin Straquhin – Chatelaine
  • Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin – Herald, Historian, Chamberlain
  • Lord Albrecht Anker – Knight Marshal
  • Lord Alexander MacLachlan – Fencing Captain
  • Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir – Youth Marshal
  • Baron Suuder Saran – Archery Captain
  • Lord Antonius Gracchus called Twyg – Webminister

Ostgardr Provincial Officer Election 2023 – Voting Information Included

Provincial Seneschal Election

The Crown Province of Østgarðr is currently holding elections for the position of Seneschal (local chapter president).  The winner of this election will hold the office for a two year term, beginning January 1, 2023. 

There are two candidates for the office (listed below with links to their respective letters of intent for the office and East Kingdom Wiki pages):

All Østgarðrians 14 years old or older who are currently registered members of the SCA, are eligible and encouraged to vote for the candidate they would prefer to have as Seneschal of Østgarðr.  Voting ends on December 19, 2023.  To vote, please complete the online form linked below:

Østgarðr Election Voting Form

Please note, due to ongoing issues with the SCA member database, you may be asked in a follow-up email to confirm your membership status.

If you have any questions about the election process, please contact their Excellencies, the Viceregents of Østgarðr at Viceregents@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

Confirmation of Other Officers

Additionally, there are seven other Provincial officer positions where only one candidate stepped forward to serve during the nomination period.  They are:

  • Knight Marshal: Albrecht Anker
  • Herald: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
  • Marshal of Fence: Alexander MacLachlan
  • Youth Marshal: Arnora Ketilsdottir
  • Webminister: Antonius Gracus (called Twyg)
  • Historian: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
  • Chamberlain: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

When only one candidate has stepped forward for an officer position, the Provincial Officers Council votes on the approval of the candidates in accordance with the Provincial Charter (section V.H).  The results of this vote by the Officers council, will be announced at the Provincial Commons meeting on December 20, 2023.

If you have questions about this selection process, please contact the Provincial Seneschal at seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org or their Excellencies, the Viceregents of Østgarðr at Viceregents@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

Officers without Candidates

Currently there is one provincial officer position without a candidate:

  • Archery Captain

If you are interested in filling this position please contact the Provincial Seneschal at seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org for more information.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: September 18th to October 1st

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
9/19
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/20
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
9/21
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Class: You Can’t Have an Event Without an Event Steward!
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

and next week…

Sun.
9/24
2:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
A&S with Hanya
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Mon.
9/25
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details
Tue.
9/26
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Barleycorn Provincial Court Report & Announcement of New Champions

At the Barleycorn and Provincial Championships, Their Excellencies Angelica and Sofya did hold Their court.  First, the steward of the event, Alexander MacLachlan, was given thanks and presented with a cup and a promise to fill it with liberations not allowed on site at the next possible time.  Then Perez ben Meir Gershon, Ilia Aleksandrovich, and Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi were invited into court as the available dayboard cooks, where they each received gifts of wooden cutlery for their future endeavors. Concluding the usual business was the gifting of all newcomers for whom this was their first, second, or third event.

Their Excellencies then turned Their attention to the main events of the day.  First, current champion Albrecht Anker was called up to report on both the Sir Edward’s Memorial Tournament and the armored rattan championships held throughout the day, where it was reported that Guillaume du Chantier was the overall winner of the tournament, and Alexander Krause was named the new champion.  Fencing champion Ozurr the Bootgiver was called up to report on the fencing tournament and championship, of which the populace learned that Johannes of Confed was the best with bets and Ryouko’jin of the Iron Skies named the new fencing champion.  Mongo Chinua, outgoing archery champion, then announced that the championship was to be passed to Eanraig the Bonesetter as the outright winner of the day’s archery tournament. Samson, running the thrown weapon tournament in the outgoing champion’s stead in between heavy championship bouts, then shared that Madwen Gam had come out first in the day’s tournament and was therefore the new thrown weapons champion. To round out the championship parade, outgoing youth combat champion Finnbjorn Ægirson shared that Oliver had been the most successful in dramatic deaths and that Rees Ragnarrson had been victorious in the battle and was to take his place as youth combat champion.

Not to say that Their Excellencies did not attend to other matters. Albrecht and Samson were told to report back to court to resolve the matter given to them at Pennsic.  Samson, having completed his task of donning the bunny ears was granted leave of them. Albrecht, having not, was given Samson’s bunny ears as a backup pair and tasked with wearing them at two more events as well as at the next fighter practice. Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin was then invited up to report on the status of his quest, of which it was shown that a…misunderstanding…of the nature of the task had led him to attempting to grate a lemon, resulting in the presentation of preserved lemon peels to Their Excellencies.  However, as the task was to present a perfect lemon, and preserved lemon peels are neither perfect nor a lemon, Mathghamhain was sent away to continue his quest, of which he requests help from the populace in the sourcing of such a lemon worthy to be deemed perfect by Their Excellencies. For a more fitting ending, Their Excellencies did invite up Ana de Guzmán to read a poem created for Her Excellency Sofya lauding the virtues of Østgarðr.

And thus concludes the business conducted by Their Excellencies in the Canton of Northpass on September 2nd, A.S. 58.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: August 21st to September 3rd

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
8/21
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Tue.
8/22
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
8/23
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Barleycorn Organizational Meeting
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
8/29
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Tue.
8/29
7:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details to
Follow
Sat.
9/2
10:00 a.m. –
6:00 p.m.
Event: Barleycorn – Østgarðr Provincial Championships
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Kent/Carmel, NY)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: May 8th to May 21st

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
5/8
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Tue.
5/9
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
5/10
7:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Introduction to Mead Making
Canton of Appleholm (formerly Whyt Whey)
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

And next week…

Mon.
5/15
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Tue.
5/16
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
5/17
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
5/18
7:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Cancelled: Østgarðr Arts & Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
Details
to Follow
Sat.
5/20
11:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Event: Lions End Schola: Let the Lions Roar
Canton of Lions End
Details
Sat.
5/20
TBDViking Day Demo
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
to Follow

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Come to the Scribal Workshop

As we progress through our workshops we will cover all aspects of pre-17th century calligraphy and illumination.

The workshop will be at City League Coffee Roasters located at 6808 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. It is a great local coffee shop with delicious brews, yummy treats and plenty of work space. We have access to the space in exchange for patronizing the coffee shop.

This workshop we will continue to focus on learning the painting portion of medieval manuscript art. We will cover sketching out our designs and painting techniques.

Here is the link for a materials hand out:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lnyAhFFHNcwrYQyRRadNmZfkqkc4vfrKgfVQ7n5UMSc/edit?usp=sharing

I will have a limited supply to borrow. If you can’t get everything, focus on paint brushes and palettes as that’s one thing I do not have a lot of to share.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: February 13th to February 26th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
2/13
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Wed.
2/15
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Wed.
2/15
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
2/16
7:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Arts and Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sat.
2/18
2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Pennsic 101 Class
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
2/19
3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Taci e Balla ! Renaissance Dance Workshop & Practice
Canton of Appleholm (formerly Whyt Whey)
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

And next week…

Mon.
2/20
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Wed.
2/22
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Fri.
2/24
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Special Officers Meeting (Populace welcome)
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
2/26
3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Taci e Balla ! Renaissance Dance Workshop & Practice
Canton of Appleholm (formerly Whyt Whey)
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.