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Mandrake style tips are no longer allowed!
Greetings!

As of yesterday, August 18th, 2014 the Mandrake style tips are no longer allowed to be used on fiberglass spears in AEthelmearc. The Mandrake style tips are legal/allowed on other weapons and rattan spears. Icefalcon, Pellinor style tips, and well made handmade 2" tips are allowed on fiberglass spears. "

for more details, please go to the summary on the AE marshals website: http://marshal.aethelmearc.net/Updates/updates.html#81914

These tips have multiple documented incidents of going inside helms and either hitting the eye, in one instance hard enough to give a black eye and in another incident hard enough to bruise a cheek. This after the "fix" that I believed had fixed the issue. Since I now know these tips can and will enter legal helms, they are no longer safe to use on fiberglass spears.

Please spread the word. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Duchess Tessa, Kingdom Earl Marshal ae.marshal@aethelmearc.org

Curia Minutes from 5/18/14
Report of Curia for Tindal and Etain, May 18, 2014

The following changes were made to Kingdom Law:
Article I: LAWS, POLICIES, AND EDICTS
I-700
REMOVE:
An edict must be published in the Kingdom newsletter to be in effect for the duration of the reign.
REPLACE WITH:
An edict must be published on the Kingdom website at the URL for Law that published in the Kingdom every newsletter to be in effect for the duration of the reign.

NOTES: It does not make sense for Edicts to have more-difficult-to-meet-requirements than Law to be in effect.

Article II: THE CURIA REGIS
II-200 The Crown must publish the date and place of the Curia Regis
REMOVE:
in the issue of the Kingdom newsletter no later than the month prior to the month in which the Curia Regis is to be held.
REPACE WITH:
in the issue of the Kingdom newsletter the month in which the Curia Regis is to be held and via all available online Kingdom venues the first of the month prior to the month it is be held.

NOTE: Given the current access to the Internet, this should be sufficient notice – and it is not any later than current notice. It’s just a different venue.

II-201 In the event of a cancellation of the Curia due to weather, or the cancellation of the event, an emergency curia may be announced using notification via
REMOVE:
the Æthelmearc e-list and the Kingdom website1 no less than 2 weeks prior to the event where curia will be held.
REPLACE WITH:
all available online Kingdom venues

REMOVE:
No laws may be passed and no funds may be approved for disbursal at emergency Curias.

NOTES: 1. Bringing this into line with earlier proposed change in wording regarding online communications. 2. Financial disbursals are covered in Financial Policy as are financial decisions. If you can’t use an emergency Curia to address issues of Law or Heavens forbid, pass a budget if the Twelfth Night Budget Curia gets snowed out, why have an emergency Curia at all.

Article III: CROWN TOURNAMENT REQUIREMENTS
III-600
REMOVE:
Handwritten modern legal signatures.

NOTE: In expectation of adding a new, fillable email form to the website, the modern signature requirement is being removed

To facilitate complete letters of intent, a form is available on the Kingdom website as well as from the Crown and the Seneschal on request. Prospective entrants are encouraged but not required to use this form to ensure a complete letter. Letters of intent must be postmarked,e- mailed, or hand-delivered to the Crown no later than 30 days prior to the Crown Tournament. Electronic or e-mailed letters are not acceptable. The Kingdom Seneschal shall verify eligibility as defined in the Bylaws and Corpora.
ADD: emailed
REMOVE: Electronic or e-mailed letters are not acceptable.

NOTE: In expectation of adding a new, fillable email form to the website, email is now allowed.

Article V: KINGDOM OFFICES
V-100
1. Seneschal
ADD:
E. Privy Counsel (Resource Minister) – required by BoD. Will be set up as a deputy to the Kingdom Seneschal. Duties will include items required by the Board: compiling resources for events from all areas of the Kingdom and maintaining accessible databases of this material.
Additional duties will be determined by the Kingdom Seneschal.
F. Event Coordinator – deputy to Seneschal and Chronicler. Will vet event registrations for the calendar and AEstel, verifying that all required information is included in the announcement. Will also track event registration for conflicts

Article VI: LOCAL BRANCHES NO CHANGES
VI-300 Local groups within a radius of 75 miles may not schedule an event for the same date. The first group to contact the Kingdom Chronicler will have priority for the designated date. Local groups within the designated radium may schedule conflicting events with the permission of the group that has priority for the date. The request for permission to conflict must be in writing, with a copy provided to the regional deputy seneschal. The Kingdom Chronicler must be provided with written, signed proof of permission before the conflicting event will be placed on the calendar. If permission to conflict is denied, the group requesting permission may appeal the denial to the regional deputy seneschal.

NOTES: NO CHANGE AT THIS TIME – This issue will go to the Heirs, after discussion at a series of Town Meetings around the Kingdom
The first will be at Pennsic Friday 8/1 at 8am in place of Curia.
Possible options to be discussed
- Local groups within a radius of 100 miles may not schedule an event for the same date. The first group to contact the Kingdom Chronicler will have priority for the designated date.
- Local groups within the designated radium may schedule conflicting events with the permission of the group that has priority for the date.
- The request for permission to conflict must be in writing –US Post or direct email – with a copy provided to the regional deputy seneschal.
- The Kingdom Chronicler must be provided with written, signed or direct email proof of permission before the conflicting event will be placed on the calendar.
- If permission to conflict is denied, the group requesting permission may appeal the denial to the regional deputy seneschal.
- No more than three events may take place in the Kingdom on a given weekend. The first three groups to contact the Kingdom shall have precedence. - In all cases, events sponsored by more than one group will be given precedence over all other events except Kingdom events.

75 mile rule is not working as well as we’d hoped. Several other options have been suggested
o Limit number of events in the Kingdom on any given weekend
o Limit the number of events in a Region on any given weekend
o Give preference to events that are run by multiple groups (To encourage more groups working together)
o Expand limit to 100 miles
o Put into Law blanket permission for any event that is in conflict with a Kingdom event that is NOT held on the first preference date
o And why can’t we communicate by email
o Put into Law blanket permission for any event that is in conflict with a Kingdom event that is NOT held on the first preference date, so long as the event is at least 75 (100) miles away from the Kingdom Event


Article VII: TERRITORIAL BARONS/BARONESSES
SELECTION OF FUTURE BARONS/BARONESSES
VII-300
REMOVE: No polling by proxy shall be allowed.

Article VIII: KINGDOM EVENTS
VIII-201
REMOVE:
No group may conflict with a Kingdom event without the express permission of the Royalty presiding at the event.
REPLACE WITH:
No group may conflict with a Kingdom event held on the preferred date listed on the Kingdom Calendar without the express permission of the Royalty presiding at the event.
Events already on the Calendar when a Kingdom event is moved off the preferred date have automatic permission to conflict.

FINANCIAL UPDATES
Due to changes in Policy at the Corporate level, there are changes to our Kingdom Financial Policy that must be made as well.
The changes (to be published elsewhere on this website) were covered in Curia and will now be presented to the Populace for discussion. This presentation will take place in several venues including, but not limited to, this website, the Æ List, and the Kingdom Facebook page.

KINGDOM OFFICER REPORTS
Other Kingdom Officer Reports and updates will be found elsewhere on this website as soon as we have that section up and running. Meanwhile, the Kingdom Seneschal will try to get those out on the Æ List and Facebook.

YIS,
cori
Seneschale, Æthelmearc

New Heirs!
Congratulations to Duke Titus Scipio Germanicus and Lady Anna Leigh for winning crown and becoming the next heirs of Æthelmearc
Calendar of Events
August - 2014
1
Second Curia of Magnus Tindal and Etain at Pennsic 43
29 - Sep 1
Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium VII
   Kingdom of Northshield
29 - Sep 1
King Queen
A Shoote in the Wyldwood
   Barony of Delftwood
29 - 31
Prince Princess
Fireside Feast IV
   Shire of Sunderoak
30
Lake Augusta Renaissance Festival Event/Demo
   Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais
September - 2014
5 - 7
Ian's Inn
   Shire of Ballachlagan
6
Bards and Bows 2014
   Shire of Sterlynge Vayle
6
King Queen
Summers End
   Canton of Beau Fleuve
13
King
Hunters Moon
   Shire of Hartstone
13
Cour d'Or Historical Fencing Schola
   College of Cour d'Or
20
King Queen Prince Princess
AEthelmearc Fall Coronation
   Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands
26 - 28
King Queen
Siege of Glengary XIX
   Shire of Sylvan Glen
26 - 28
Harvest Raid
   Shire of Heronter
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