Official Awards List

From Her Grace Phaedra, via Facebook:

Toys for Tots

Juliana della Rena – Torse
Razhid al-Raiz – Leather Mallet
Esteban de Valencia – Silver Hammer
Sofya la Rus – Calon Cross
Damien MacGavin – Calon Cross
Esther bat Moshe – Pelican
Luckie of Falcon’s Keep – Laurel
Odo de Home announced for Chivalry

Yule Court

Langreth Bacon – Torse
Maaline of Coeur d’Ennui – Torse
Elena Bengrychverch Rhys – Award of Arms
Rowland of Coeur d’Ennui – Award of Arms

Kris Kinder

Caitilín Inghean Áengusa – Award of Arms
Aelin Kausi – Award of Arms
Magnus Porgrimmson – Award of Arms
Lee Ann Pugh – Swan
Maren Þorskapitr – Leather Mallet
Garrioch Sotherlaend – Leather Mallet
Helena Soranzo – Calon Lily
Wolfram Jansson – Calon Lily
Tamar bat Averham – Calon Lily
Cai Douglas – Chivalry
Aline Swynbrooke – Laurel
Soren atte Raven – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction
Avraham ben David Hakhazuri – Augmentation of Arms

Kris Kinder Event Recap, by THL Lorraine Devereaux

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Kris Kinder this year was “chock full of fun, friends and shopping,” to quote Ms. Brialen Ulfsdottir. The event drew more than 600 adults and children from across Calontir and beyond.

A variety of merchants offered everything from boots to hats. There were toys, weapons, and books, tasty baked goods and aromatic soaps, jewelry and cloth. One shopper said “the quality of merchants this year was great. I spent much more than I usually do, and got some really neat stuff.”

In addition to returning favorites, there were some new merchants who offered items we haven’t seen at Kris Kinder before. My particular favorite was Silk Road Caravans, who offered several late period-style watches for very reasonable prices. In fact, much of the merchandise on display was priced to sell. As one shopper lamented, “just wish I had more to spend!”

Once again the merchants praised the event stewards for having people help them unload and set up their booths in the morning. One merchant with disabilities said she couldn’t thank the morning crew enough for their help. Merchant Malgar Thorvik said on Facebook: “Whoever came up with this is a genius.” Cleanup went just as smoothly, thanks to Aston Tor. And the weather was decent this year, a nice change from previous years.

As usual there were meetings (and more meetings). But there was also wonderful music in the commons area, and singing both in and outside the auditorium. At noon the Allegories, Myths and Saints Fashion Show took place. Ten entrants modeled clothing they designed and sewed using period illustrations of allegorical figures, mythological figures or saints. The idea was to sew and wear something that artists concocted, rather than clothing actually worn during SCA period. And the results were fabulous.

Once again the school put on a breakfast and lunch fundraiser, with a nice spread of food. I really appreciated having coffee and fruit available in the morning. The site’s manager told Sir Gustav, our event steward, that they plan to use the funds raised from the inn to hold a Christmas party for all the faculty and staff at the school.

Court was long but very interesting. Their Majesties called for an intermission after the first peerage so we could stretch our legs and visit the bathroom. There were two beautiful peerage ceremonies, a surprising three Calon Lilies given at one time, and a particularly moving award to HL Avraham for his work to eliminate bag chairs.

After pretending to forget until the end of court, His Majesty called Avraham up to make an announcement. Once again Avraham announced he would give away wooden chairs he made for free to a few lucky people, on condition they never bring a bag chair to court or the list field again. Then to his surprise the Crown awarded him an augmentation of arms for his efforts, which was followed by thunderous applause and a standing ovation. His lady wife and children rushed up to give him hugs while he wept. It was a heartwarming end to a very full day. And for some, the fun continued into the night at the post-revel at Master Rhodriʼs home where – surprise! – Calontir sang.

©2014 Lorraine Gehring


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Twelfth Night Feast Information

From the Calonlist:

Please join the Barony of the Lonely Tower for their Rus 12th Night Feast on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Mount Michael Benedictine School in Elkhorn, NE.

Because of space limitations, we only have 80 spots available for feast. Get your reservation requests in early!

Here is our menu:

1st Course
Shchi / Cabbage Soup
Pyroshki s Govyadinoy (Belyashi) / Pastry with Meat Filling
Pyroshki s Morkov’yu / Pastry with Carrot Filling

2nd Course
Kurnik / Chicken Pie
Vatroushki / Cheese Pie
Gribi Zjariniye / Mushrooms Fried in Butter
Soleniye Ogurtzi / Cucumber Pickles

3rd Course
Boujenina s Hrienom / Ham Cooked in Beer with Horseradish Sauce
Chornee klebph s Tvorag / Black Bread with Farmer’s Cheese
Vzbityye Repa / Creamed Turnips
Marinovanaya Svekla / Marinated Beets

4th Course
Sirniki so smetanoy i buziny zapovednikov / Cottage Cheese Cakes w/ Sour Cream and Elderberry Preserves
Marinovanaya Yabloki i Grushi / Fruit (Apples and Pears) Preserved in Syrup

Yablochnyy Sok/ Apple Juice
Sbiten / Spiced Honey Drink
Voda / Water

Recipes and Reservations for the 12th Night Feast are available at:

Loch Bheathrach Name and Device

From the Gold Falcon Herald, via Facebook:

Congratulations to Loch Bheathrach (the canton formerly known as Loch Smythe) – the branch name and device has now been registered!

“Loch Bheathrach, Canton of. Branch name and device. Argent, a sea-serpent ondoyant, in chief two laurel wreaths vert, a base wavy barry wavy vert and argent. In commentary, Brían dorcha ua Conaill documented the attested Loch Bethrach (Annals of Innisfallen) and Loch Beathrach (Annals of Ulster). The submitted (and lenited) spelling Bheathrach is justified by the example Sròn a’ Bheathrach documented in the Letter of Intent.
“The historical location Loch Bheathrach is not important enough to protect. Therefore, we are able to register this name.”

Konstantia Gold Falcon

Some Awards from Kris Kinder

Caitilin Inghean Aengusa became a Lady when she was granted her Award of Arms
Her Ladyship Maren Torskapiter received her Leather Mallet for making “pretty metal things”
Sir Duncan of Skeene became Calontir’s latest Earl Marshal
Magnus Thergrimsson received his Award of Arms to become a Lord.
Lord Garrioch Sotherlaend was encouraged to brew more “tasty things” and awarded a Leather Mallet.
Aelin Kausi was Awarded Arms for all her work with silent heraldry.
Lady Lee Ann Pugh was awarded a Golden Calon Swan in recognition of her skills with paint.

In a break from tradition, Her Majesty gave her QED for Chivalry early to Lord Soren atte Raven for inspiring her on the archery line.

And in a stirring and emotional presentation, His Excellency Avraham ben David Hakhazuri was granted an Augmentation to his arms for his “ceaseless battle against the chair called Bag”.

Cai Dubhghlas entered the Order of the Chivalry

Aline Swynbrook entered the Order of the Laurel