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, and
  • 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, and

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.

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.

Annal for A.S. XLIV (5/09 – 4/10)

In June, Melanie de la Tour became the Seneschal of Whyt Whey. At the Northern Region War Camp on July 4, Lady Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordh received her Silver Crescent. At Pennsic, Judith the Uncertain received a Maunche and Alexandre d’Avigne was made a Master of the Laurel. Demos were held at the Queens County Fair on September 19 and the Cloisters Renaissance Fair on October 3.

Annal for A.S. XLIII (5/08 – 4/09)

Shari of Seaford took over as Seneschal for Lions End in May. A Dance Event and Ball was held on May 17, and although an ex-patriate at the time, Lord Aethelstan St. Maur was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent for his work with Brokenbridge at the Tourney of St. Joseph on June 14.

It was actually a good summer for Silver Crescents. John Elys, Rufina Cambrensis, Devra the Baker, and Viceroy Alexandre d’Avigne all received that honor (the first two at EK War Camp in Glenn Linn on July 5, the latter two at Pennsic on August 7). Vicereine Eularia Trewe received hers at Hundred Minutes War on Nov. 22.

Thomas of Northpass was given a Seahorse at Barleycorn on September 6, where Suuder became the Archery Champion. The Queens County Fair was on September 20 and 21.

Warrior’s Nadaam, an RP, was held on October 18. Donus MacInstalker became the Thrown Weapons Champion that day. Brokenbridge held their Fallish Fiber Frolic on November 1, where a few Champions were made: Timur (Fencing), Oscad de Segovia (Heavy Weapons), and Ibrahim al-Rashid (Arts & Sciences).

The Province hosted Brewers’ Collegium on the weekend of March 7, and a demo was held as part of a gallery exhibit at Bard College on March 29.

Annal for A.S. XLII (5/07 – 4/08)

At Pennsic this year, Ana Ravaya de Guzman was inducted into the Order of the Laurel for her skills in poetry. In May, John the Bear became the Knight Marshal; in September, Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain took over as Minister of Arts and Yeh-Liu Targai became the Captain of Fence; in October Devra the Baker and Ulrich von Rothenburg became Seneschals of Brokenbridge and Lions End (respectively); and Llewellyn ap Rhys became the Herald in November.

Demos were held at The Queens County Fair on the weekend of September 22 & 23.

The Warrior’s Nadaam event was held on October 15. Agincourt was held on November 3. At that event, Joanna ap Visby was made a Seadog, and Jenna Childslayer was given a Seahorse. At Twelfth Night on January 5, Joanna ap Visby was made a Companion of the Maunche. Lord Aethelstan of St Maur was made a Seadog at Brokenbridge’s Coney Hop event on February 17. “Fools of Gotham” was held on April 5.

The Province hosted the Coronation of Konrad and Brenwen on April 12. At that event, John the Bear was given a Grant of Arms and Brithwen de Boreshulla was given a Silver Crescent. Also, the Wetlands Alliance was reformed. A military alliance of Østgarðr, An Dubhaigeainn, Iron Bog, Settmour Swamp, and Bhakhail, it had existed previously (with only the first three groups) but had fallen by the wayside.

In more mundane news, Margarita Ivanova Novgoroditsa became the Provincial Seneschal and Mongo Chinua became the Captain of Archers in April.

Annal for A.S. XLI (5/06 – 4/07)

Ian and Katherine held their last Provincial Champions event on May 13. The champions were:

Archery: Mongo Chinua
Arts: Renier Verplank and Michael mac Ian
Bardic: Judith fitz Henry (aka Judith the Uncertain)
Fencing:  Alexandre d’Avigne
Rattan: John the Bear
Thrown Weapons: Wolfgang der Sucher

At Southern Region War Camp in Eisental on July 22, Lady Brianna McBain was inducted into the Order of the Laurel.

At the Feast of John Barleycorn on Spetember 9, Ian and Katherine stepped down as Viceroy and Vicereine, and were replaced by Alexandre d’Avigne and Eularia True. Eularia was also made a Court Baroness. In recognition of their lengthy service, Ian and Katherine also received an Augmentation of Arms (the Provincial Seahorse in a canton on their own arms). Seahorses were awarded to Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Jamie McBain, Griscin Uaineol, and Ian and Katherine. Baroness Eleanor the Faire and Aife ingen uiLochain were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent as well.

The Queens County Fair demo was held the weekend of September 23 & 24.

Agincourt was held on November 11.

At Mudthaw on March 24, Jan and Joanna ap Visby were given Court Baronies.

At Coronation on April 14, the Canton of Brokenbridge was lifted out of incipient status and made an official group.

During this year, a new Kingdom Exchequer was appointed, and the status of Northpass began to be resolved. The Canton moved from “suspended” to “on probation”, which was taken to mean that the Canton was in no danger of being dissolved by the Kingdom, but the Province would still have to sponsor its events until the matter was closed.