Great Council Minutes July AS LVII (2022) 7:30 PM

Coronets Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi and Lord Frithuric Ulman:

Her excellency: I am extremely happy with how fencing championships went, and congratulations to Zohane.


Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot

We continue on, we’re looking forward to falling leaves.

If officers or guild heads or autocrats have any questions please feel free to send them to Aaradyn

Ditto populace for business questions.

Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers: Lord Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar

Secretary Lord Donato Favro

Chancellor of the Exchequer Kara Irini bin Todori

Chancellor Minor Theo of Carolingia 

Chatelaine Lady Patience Faircloth 
Apologies for not having the June newcomer night.

July newcomer night will be next Monday (right after GNEW). The topic will be “how to reenter the mundane world after SCA events.”

Carolingia no longer needs to look for a deputy Chatelaine, but a full Chatelaine. Patience will be stepping down at the end of the month. Please feel free to contact Patience if you are interested, or just want to know what the job entails.
Aaradyn: Thanks Patience for her serviced.

Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth:

No Herald office hours this month. Richard will have his stuff at GNEW so please see him there if you are interested in heraldry. He will also try to attend guild meetings and practices. If you need a heraldry consultation, but can’t meet him there, reach out through e-mail.

Gold Key Lady Ysabel da Costa

Knight Marshal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot speaking for Valerian of Somerset

Framingham practices continue on Wednesday nights. Please remember to check your auth cards before Pennsic.

Minister of Arts & Sciences Meisterin Cathain Ritter

The fourth A&S display just came out last week due to technical difficulties. Please take a look at it.

Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale

Chronicler Master Gunðormr Dengir:

Dance Lady Aelia Fortunata

It’s been a while since we’ve had dance. We have been seeing a downtrend in dancers, even before the pandemic, and we would like to counter that. There will be a survey coming out asking what prevents you from coming to dance practice.

Historian Mistress Eowyn Eilownwy of Alewife Brook

Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici

Marshal Fence Lord Zohane Faber

We had a great tournament yesterday. It was an interesting format.

Marshal Archery Master Peter the Red

Marshal Thrown Weapons Lady Dierdre Greenwode

Thrown weapons next weekend is cancelled due to lack of a marshal. Please come out to throw weapons at GNEW.

Minister of the Lists Lord Trentus Nubianus

Steward Lord Zohane Faber

Clerk of the Stable Etain ingen Ut Neill

Social Media Officer Lady Caterina Genevra Beltrami

Principals of Baronial Orders 

Order of the Daystar Lord Guinemar d’Anglade

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for service, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of the Moon Lady Eleanor Catling:

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for A&S, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of Perseus Lord Pandaulf:

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for martial activities, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of the Comet Theo of Carolingia

If you see any youth who deserves induction into the order please recommend them to the Youth Minister. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.


Needleworkers Etain ingen Ut Neill

Waytes Lady Ysabel da Costa

Waytes are taking a hiatus for July and August, and will resume in September. To be announced towards the beginning of Sept.

Low Company Master Justin du Coeur

Low Company met at Rapier championships and had a good meeting. Low Company will not meet in August, but you can play games at Pennsic. 

Aaradyn: My camp at GNEW will have some games. 

Justin: I will have games at well.


Calligraphers Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot

Events Reports:

Rapier Championships Lord Zohane Faber
The weather was perfect. The bathrooms did not flood, this was good. 31 attendees. 2 non-members. 10 fencers. Katla and Matilda ran gate. The site cost $350 including insurance. Income, after NMS, was $310, a $40 deficit will be blamed on Covid. No children were present :(.

Upcoming Events

Falling Leaves Lady Katla of Viborg for Lady Patience Faircloth

We have lost the list of people who were interested in producing box lunches. Please reach out again, as there is information ready to send out.

50 Year No updates expected for the rest of the summer.

Other Business

Her Excellency: The finalist who did not become the rapier champion received an gorgeous ring made by Zippy, and he has volunteered to make similar items. He is not charging anything for his time, but would appreciate funds for the raw material. $171 for a 6.6 lb bar, approximately half of which would be used for the immediate usage.

Cassandra: It’s possible that rings or similar items could be auctioned to offset the cost.

Ysabel: Maybe pay for a whole bar, and donate a portion to Zippy for his labor.

Frithuric: Do we know how many medallions that amount could make?

Fiore: This was mentioned, but I don’t remember the exact numbers. It seemed reasonable for the price. 

Aaradyn: Are we in a position to buy the tin?

Irini: Yes.

Aaradyn: A show of hands?

Council approves.

Irini: If all relevant people will be at GNEW, we can cut a check there.

Frithuric: Gunthorm posted the miniscule to a dropbox which prevented sending a large attachement. This worked well, but the possibility of posting it to the website was mentioned. This would require scrubbing private contact information. Justin: I’m not sure I see an advantage, as the current version of the miniscule is comletely duplicated elsewhere on the website. Frithuric: It would provide an archive.
Aaradyn: Would an e-mail still go out?
Frithuric: Yes.

Donato: If we were to put the new miniscules on the website, it would be useful to put the historic ones up as well (with necessary redacting if needed).

Simona Bat Leon: Sir Mathias of Quintavia is planning to put in a bid for K&Q Rapier champs for Feb 15 or 25th. An attractive site has been found in Tyngsboro and technically therefore in Carolingia. They are requesting permission to use the site, per kingdom law. There is no request for monetary or co-run assistance, although of course help will be appreciated.

Call for a vote.


Known world Heralds and Scribes is coming up on the weekend of the 22nd-24th. It is virtual. Aaradyn will be teaching a class on creating a missing page scroll. Go. Learn Scribaly (Scribety?) or Heraldy stuff.