Fall in Østgarðr

The turning of the year has brought cooler weather and the first signs of autumn color to our fair Crown Province!

Thank you to our Chronicler, Lady Zahra al-Andalusiyya, for the seasonal illustration. #SeasonalSeahorse

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 20th – Oct. 3rd

The weather may be cooling, but Østgarðr activities are heating up this week. Come and join us!

Mon. 9/208 p.m. – 10 p.m.Brokenbridge Seneschal’s Office Hours
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Tue. 9/217 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Sat. 9/258 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online via Google Meet)
Sun. 9/2611 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brokenbridge Canton Common
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)

And next week,

Tue. 9/287 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Aug. 9th – 15th

There is a lot going on this week in the Crown Province and its cantons. Take a look and find the best way for you to get medieval!

Tue 8/107 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting and Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Wed 8/117 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Bardic Circle
(online via Google Meet)
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lion’s End Virtual Business Commons & Happy Hour Social
Canton of Lions End
(online via Google Meet)
Sat. 8/146 p.m. – 10 p.m.The Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Zoom)
Sat. 8/148 p.m. – 11 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Introduction to Latin
Canton of Whyt Whey

East Kingdom Masking Requirements – Effective August 9th

This is a reposting of the announcement as published on 8/6/2021 on the East Kingdom Gazette Website https://eastkingdomgazette.org/2021/08/06/east-kingdom-masking-requirements/

Populace of the East,

We ask you all to join us in acting to protect the people of the East, to put the well-being of the people of the Society first. 

We have enjoyed the opportunity to begin to gather in person. Our first priority has always been the safety of the people of the East, and through safe practices, Our hope is to continue to have the opportunity to gather for events, meetings, and practices. 

With concern over rising COVID-19 rates, especially the Delta strain, We will be requiring masking at all official East Kingdom in-person gatherings of any size or type (practices, meetings, events). 

Effective August 9, all attendees over the age of 2, including vaccinated individuals, at indoor activities will be required to to be masked at all times. At outdoor activities masks will be required for all non-fighting activities. If an individual is not actively involved in combat at an outdoor venue, they are required to wear a mask. Masks may be lowered briefly when eating or drinking. The mask must be worn properly over the nose and mouth and be recognizable as an effective mask. 

Returning to wearing masks brings Us no joy, but safely must be Our primary focus. We want to keep the options and activities everyone has worked so hard to earn back. The ability to safely gather has been Our goal, and the cost of continuing to safely gather is mask requirements. 

We hope that this allows people to continue to participate in the SCA with a reduced risk to their health. We know it’s not easy, but now is the time to act with responsibility for the good of the East. Thank you for your cooperation and support.  

Alberic von Rostock and Magnus Tindal, Consules East 
Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt and Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius, Princess and Prince of the East 
Mistress Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Seneschal East

Northpass Suspension

Greetings All,

By now many of you have heard that our Canton of Northpass has been suspended for 1 year. There are still some details that have to be hammered out regarding the stewardship of the Canton’s funds and property. We are working to make sure it’s all done properly thru kingdom and society.

During this suspension period any and all activities that were happening under the Canton will now be sponsored by the Province. This includes events, classes, demos etc. If anyone from the Canton was planning any other events they will need to be approved by the Province. I’d like to ask the autocrats to reach out to me so I can get the events onto the next Provincial Commons Agenda.

I would encourage those who were a part of the Canton to become more active with the Province itself. I know that the Canton of Northpass has over the years developed a sense of being isolated, especially with drive times and distances. But you are all still residents of Ostgardr. Please come to activities and events that are held throughout the Province. I encourage all residents of the Crown Province to travel to the activities held in our northern reaches to support our populace there. I would also encourage anyone who is willing to volunteer at local events and for officer and deputy positions. Ostgardr wants Northpass to become a stable and active canton again. Myself, Their Excellencies, the Provincial Officers and the rest of the Province look forward to working with everyone towards that goal.

In Service,
Alexander MacLachlan
Acting Seneschal of Ostgardr

Officer Positions

  • Seeking event steward and other crew chiefs for the “Test of An Dubhaigeainn and Østgarðr”, to take place in early June 2014. If you’re interested, please contact viceroy@ostgardr.orgvicereine@ostgardr.org, and seneschal@ostgardr.org.
  • A number of Østgarðr officer positions will expire at the end of December; see list of openings and procedures for nomination below.

The following positions on the Ostgardr Officer Council will have their terms end on December 31, 2013:

  • Exchequer,
  • Minister of Lists,
  • Herald,,
  • Chronicler,
  • Marshal of Fence,
  • Thrown Weapons Captain,
  • Chamberlain, and
  • Historian

Descriptions of the requirements for being a provincial officer may be found in the Ostgardr bylaws.

All those gentles interested in serving in one of these positions, including all current officers seeking to renew for an additional two year term must submit a letter of intent to the Viceregents and the seneschal by November 15, 2013. The letter of intent must include:

      Position you are seeking


      Legal Name


      Sca name


      Sca member number and expiration date


      Home address (with zip code and county)


      Phone number




      Length of activity in the crown province


      List of current/prior offices in the Sca, if any


    Additional information

If any of the officers current serving in the above positions do not wish to serve an additional term, but are willing to serve if no other suitable candidates arise, please say so in your letter of intent.

Letters of intent should be sent by e-mail to viceroy@ostgardr.org, vicereine@ostgardr.org and seneschal@ostgardr.org.

The list of candidates for each position will be posted by November 20, 2013. Approval of candidates will happen after that date with officers being selected by and beginning their new terms on January 1, 2014.

Many thanks to those who volunteer.