Calling all Bards!

A message from our 2019 Bardic Champion, Catelin:

To the Bards of The Crown Province of Ostgardr, and those who wish to play,

I invite any and all within the province to sing! To play music! To revel in great distances!

Members of The Province are coming together to produce a musical video of “Sing We and Chant It”, and we are in need of your wonderful faces, voices, and talents to make it happen.

To participate in the video, please send an email to the current Bardic Champion and Project Coordinator, Catelin Straquhin at 245476@members.eastkingdom.org with your SCA name, your intent to sing (or play an instrument) and which part you wish to sing (soprano, alto, bass, etc).

Let’s show the Knowne World what The Bards of Ostgardr can do!

Yours in Service,

Armiger Catelin Straquhin

2019 Bardic Champ

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Virtual commons on Friday, May 15 (over Google Meet)

A message from our seneschal:

Tomorrow, Friday May 15th is our regularly scheduled provincial gathering.  Please join us!
Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi
Phone: ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬
Call opens at 7pm for socializing.  We’ll go around all participants for comments at 8pm, and continue hanging out until everyone leaves. 

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Virtual commons on Friday, April 17 (over Google Meet only)

A message from the Seneschal:

Dear Fellow Østgarðrians,
It’s been a long month since we last assembled.  How are you doing?
Please join us this coming Friday, April 17th, to check in, to socialize, to vent, and to celebrate absent friends.
Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/vhp-tcgk-iovPhone: ‪+1 267-966-9095‬ PIN: ‪500 041 526#‬
The call will start at 7pm.  At 8pm we will have some brief announcements and conduct any necessary provincial business.
Following the meeting, we will observe a moment of silence and share memories of those we have lost.  The call will remain open until at least 10pm, and as long thereafter as people wish to hang out.

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A Day in the Life of the East Kingdom Heraldic Submissions Office

Thank you to Lady Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha, Pantheon Herald, for contributing this peek behind the curtain at the functioning of the East Kingdom’s heraldic submissions office, led by the Blue Tyger Herald. — Ed.

Coffee in hand, I sit down at my desk and turn on my laptop. Sounds like a normal morning in the modern world? Partially, it is. Email first…

The Crown Province of Østgarðr is one of many baronies, shires, cantons, and other groups that play within the lands of the East Kingdom, and all submit heraldic items to the Blue Tyger Herald for review and registration. Generally, the East Kingdom has the most heraldic items in all the SCA in any given month or year, with Pennsic alone providing about half of the Kingdom’s yearly submissions.

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Commons Minutes for February 2020

The monthly commons meeting was held February 21 at the New Rochelle Public Library in Northpass. Here are the minutes as recorded by Þórfinn Hróðgeirsson and edited by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Esnede O Murrin
  • Thomas of Northpass
  • Perez Ben Meir Gershon
  • Marion of York

Online/By Phone

  • Tanaka Raiko
  • Ragnarr Bliskegg
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Spring Issue of The E-Horse

Attached below is the March 1 issue of the E-Horse, Østgarðr’s quarterly newsletter.

Click to view in PDF format.

You can subscribe to receive future copies of the newsletter directly via Google Groups or by sending a blank email to e-horse+subscribe@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

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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

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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
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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.

Attendance

Present

  • 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

Online

  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Deputy Exchequer
  • Miriam of Thescorre
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Volunteer opportunities: deputies & committees

Hello, everyone! Welcome to a new year of volunteer opportunities within Østgarðr!

Under our provincial bylaws, deputies serve through the end of each officer’s term. Officers whose terms began January 1st include Seneschal (me), Herald (Drasma Dragomira), Fencing Marshal (Alec MacLachlan), Historian (Sofya Gianetta di Trieste), Minister of Arts & Sciences (Þorfinn Hroðgeirsson), Minister of Lists (Marion of York), and Webminister (Anne of Østgarðr).

If you have any interest in becoming deputies to these good gentles, either because you are interested in working with them, or to gain experience in how their office works, please get in touch with them now to explore deputy options. Email addresses for all officers are on our website: https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/principal-contacts/

Officers who have filled your deputy position(s), please let me know!

We also have 2 active provincial committees in need of fresh members: the coronet (regalia) committee, and the storage committee. You can read up on the ongoing activities of these committees in our commons minutes, posted on our website
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/category/commons/
or using the search feature:
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/?s=Storage
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/?s=Coronet


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

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