Their excellencies are currently in Italy, and not in attendance tonight.
Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot (Sugawara no Naeme Acting):
Eric Lampson has taken on the role of the Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers.
Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers: Eric Lampson
Secretary Lord Donato Favro
Chancellor of the Exchequer Kara Irini bin Todori
Chancellor Minor Baron Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch and Stephanie Leatherfoot L’Huissier
Chatelaine Master Justin de Coeur
Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth:
Knight Marshal Valerian of Somerset
Fighter practice in Framingham will start at 7:30 until the light timer is corrected.
There is a society wide Novice November event happening, to encourage people to pick up new A&S crafts.
Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale
Chronicler Master Gunðormr Dengir:
Dance Lady Aelia Fortunata
Dance practice is back for the fall. It will be Thursdays in November, from 7:30-9:30pm. Email sent and more will be sent in the future. No experience or partner necessary.
Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici
Marshal Fence Lord Zohane Faber
Marshal Archery Master Peter the Red
Marshal Thrown Weapons Lady Dierdre Greenwode
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 Vacant
If you know someone you would like to nominate for the Daystar (Service) please let Their Excellencies or the Principal of the Order know! You do not need to be a member to nominate someone for the Order.
Kira has had to step down as prinicipal for family reasons, so the order is seeking a new principal. Please reach out to the seneschal if you are interested in assuming this role. You must be a member of the order to fill this role.
Order of the Moon Lady Eleanor Catling:
If you know someone you would like to nominate for the Moon (Arts and Sciences) please let Their Excellencies or the Principal of the Order know! You do not need to be a member to nominate someone for the Order.
Meeting October 23 If you think you are in the order and do not receive an e-mail let me know.
Order of Perseus Lord Pandaulf:
If you know someone you would like to nominate for the Perseus (Martial Activities) please let Their Excellencies or the Principal of the Order know! You do not need to be a member to nominate someone for the Order.
Meeting online tomorrow night online. If you have not received an e-mail please let me know.
Order of the Comet Baron Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch and Stephanie Leatherfoot L’Huissier
If you know a youth you would like to nominate for the Comet please let Their Excellencies or the Principals of the Order know! You do not need to be a member to nominate someone for the Order.
Low Company Master Justin du Coeur
Calligraphers Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot:
Waytes Lady Ysabel da Costa
Needleworkers Lord Donato Favro
Needleworkers has had it’s first meeting and another next week.
All positions from last time have been filled. There are a few logistical issues still open, including limited handicaped seating, and the resulting need to sequence activities.
Keep an eye out for call for items for the next couple of weeks. (Carpets for thrones and on field disability seating, as chairs aren’t allowed directly on dirt. Q: Where exactly at Topsfield. We are at the horse arena.
?: Can we put chairs on carpets on the field.
A: We can, but it is supposed to be minimized, so it will be limited to disability seating and similar.
Loki: What is it going to look like for the fighters setting up in the area. A dressing stool or something should be okay. The site coordinator didn’t seem to have an issue with participants, but only spectators.
Ysabel: Should we expect indoor or outdoor temperatures? Expect outdoor temperatures without wind.
A: I don’t believe I saw an HVAC system. Donato will check next weekend. It is a metal ceiling without insulation, so probably not warm. Update, it has limited heating.
Q: They will allow snacks for the fighters, but what other food will they have available? Do we need to give them numbers?
A: No, we have given them expected attendance for the concession stand to provide food, and they are expecting those numbers. They are working on permitting a beer stand.
I have also asked if their Majesties to be are okay with other activities setting up on the site. If they are there is space for meetings and such.
Peregrine the Illuminator: Site steward for Winternights in 2019. We are looking at bringing this event back out of the virtual world, looking at January 20th or 27th. Inquiring if people in the Barony are interested in holding this event. This weekend is after Arisia, and before Bardic Champions.
Info: One of these weekends is likely Birka depending on Democratic Convention.
Peregrine: Looking at Veasey Memorial Park again, so if there’s a warm spell, we can have an outdoor portion. This event is to bring together different types of performers, and challenge them to perform. Paired performers challenge each other to a subject, and the partner has to find or create a piece to fit the theme. Newcomers are welcome, and we will encourage senior people to find challenges that fir their repertoires. This is deliberately a low stakes event, with an event champion selected by popular acclaim, and to bring people to new experiences.
At the last event, we had a spread at each break during the competition for dayboard. Court, if desired, at 6pm. After Carolingia 50 and Crown, this might be a good smaller, more relaxed event. $20/person, 40 attendees would be break even. 40-60 people expected.
Q: Is a Kitchener lined up yet?
A:Not yet. This is often a good event for someone without feast experience to be paired with a mentor.
Q: Are you expecting to be the Autocrat?
A: While I am anticipating being the autocrat, I would appreciate finding a Deputy for day of things that would allow me to participate in the challenges.
Approved to move forward, with a presentation at November council.
Q: Is this expected to be jointly with the Canton, or Baronial only?
A: That would be excellent.
P: I will be coming to Towers to talk with them about this event.
Gunthorm: Oct 29th will be “Couch to 5 Scrolls”, in Quintavia. We have scrolls, tea, scrolls, and pie.
MLK Weekend is Arisia, there will likely be a Renaissance Ball. And a Larp con in March
The 29th Archery practice will be the annual Halloween shoot to repel the invading ticks and spiders. Regular sunday practice times.
Fortunata: Congratulations to Ysabel for her elevation to the order of the Laurel at 50 year.
Eeowynn: Ludovic was made a knight, and Allana was made a Pelican.