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Their Sylvan Majesties

King Thomas Byron of Haverford and Queen Ariella of Thornbury

War is upon us!

We call upon all Lords and Ladies of AEthelmearc to take up the banners of the Kingdom and bring your fighting forces onto the Pennsic fields. Bring your Knights and footmen. Bring your archers and throwers. Bring your fencers and Masters of Defence. Bring your artisans, that we may win victory through displays of artistic prowess. Bring those gentles whose service allows Our army to seize victory and supports the Pennsic event.

At Pennsic, we defend our lands from the aggressive Midrealm armies, and we ally with our parent Kingdom of the East.

We are in need of good gentles, noble of heart and spirit, to stand beside Us as Retainers and Guards. If you would be at our side in this capacity, you would have the thanks of your King and Queen. Contact Our cohead retainers (elss.of.augsburg at gmail dot com or alaricmacconnal at gmail dot com) or Our guard captain (fredeburg at gmail dot com).

Our Court will be held on Tuesday night at 6pm in the new barn; We hope that you will be there to witness as we acknowledge some of the many gentles who make Our Kingdom great. Our Kingdom Party will be held on Monday at 8:30pm in the Royal encampment; the theme is Arthurian Legends.

Yours In Service to the Dream,
Byron and Ariella
King and Queen of Sylvan AEthelmearc

We are so thankful for the hospitality and generosity of our Kingdom as we have traveled throughout these lands. At the time of this letter we will be immersed in War. It is our hope that all are having a great time renewing acquaintances with old friends and making new.

Fall is sneaking up on us and with that our Coronation and our Curia. We look forward to seeing you there. We would ask that if possible you dress in Kingdom colors to celebrate this glorious day!

We will be holding our Crown Tourney on October 1 in the Barony of the Rhydderiach Hael. Letters must be in our hand by our Coronation. Given the close timing between Coronation and Crown Tournament we would appreciate letters being in our hand well before that.

We have only one additional caveat to our Crown Tourney. Consorts must be in attendance.

We have many championships forthcoming. We will select our Heavy Weapons Champion at Coronation, Archery and Thrown Weapons champions at Archers to the Wald, A&S Champion at AEthelmearc Arts & Science Champions, and Queens Rapier Championship at Agincourt.

We cannot wait to see what the next month holds!

In Gloriam, AEthelmearc! Marcus et Margerite Crown Prince & Crown Princess

Their Royal Highnesses

Prince Marcus and Princess Margerite Eisenwald


From Their Highnesses Marcus and Margerite, Unto all of AEthelmearc do Marcus and Margerite, Heirs to the Sylvan Throne, send greetings!

We will be holding our Crown Tourney on October 1 in the Barony of the Rhydderiach Hael. Letters must be in our hand by our Coronation. Given the close timing between Coronation and Crown Tournament we would appreciate letters being in our hand well before that.

We have only one additional caveat to our Crown Tourney.

Consorts must be in attendance.

From Kingdom Laws and Policies:


III-100 Entrants in this section of Law are defined as the combatant and consort entering Crown Tournament.

III-200 All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

III-300 All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of Crown Tournament.

III-400 The withdrawal of either entrant from the Crown Lists shall automatically eliminate both from that Tournament, except as provided below in paragraph

III-1100. Either may withdraw at any point in the Tournament by notifying the Minister of the Lists.

III-500 In order to be eligible to fight or be fought for in Crown Tournament, a person must be a subject (as defined in Corpora) of Æthelmearc for one year immediately prior to Crown Tournament and be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of participation in Æthelmearc during that period. The Crown may waive the above requirements if the entrants are subjects of the Kingdom and able to demonstrate to the Crown's satisfaction by their own words or by recommendation of peers of the Kingdom that they have sufficient familiarity with Kingdom Law and customs and an acceptable level of participation.

III-600 Letters of intent must be sent to the Crown. They must include the following elements for both entrants: * SCA names * Legal names * Addresses * Telephone numbers * E-mail addresses * Proofs of membership * Age (proof to be supplied at Crown Tournament) * Proof of current authorization for Combatants 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 mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the Crown no later than the Coronation immediately prior to the Crown Tournament. The Kingdom Seneschal shall verify eligibility as defined in the Bylaws and Corpora.

III-700 No person shall enter the Crown Tournament without intending an honorable attempt to compete for the Crown. At the discretion of the Royalty whose Crown it is, the Kingdom Officers who administer Crown may step aside and have their emergency deputy administer the Tourney, so they may enter. In the event a Kingdom Officer should win Crown, the Law regarding Emergency Deputies and office succession will apply.

III-800 The entrants must be acceptable to the Crown or Their representatives.

III-900 No person fighting in or being fought for in Crown Tournament may administer the Crown Tournament.

III-1000 Any two people may champion each other in the Crown Lists (hereinafter referred to as a combatant couple so long as neither is championed by any other person.

III-1100 If one member of a combatant couple is removed from the Crown Lists for marshallate infractions or any infractions of the Rules of the Lists, both members are ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament. If one member of a combatant couple voluntarily withdraws as a combatant in the Lists, the MOL and Marshal will confer with the withdrawing member to determine if they are also withdrawing as consort or if the other member may continue in the Lists. If the participant withdraws both as fighter and consort, both shall be ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament.

III-1200 The preferred method of Crown Tournament is a double-elimination format.

III-1300 The winner of the Crown Tournament and the winner's consort become the new Heirs to the Throne of Æthelmearc. They are each entitled to the Title of Crown Prince or Crown Princess, as appropriate to the individual’s persona.

III-1301 Upon ascending to the Throne, They may rightfully be acknowledged as Monarch and Consort with alternate Titles as appropriate to the dignity of the Throne.

Here is link to the online form.

For our mailing address, check the announcement list or AE Facebook group.

ae[dot]prince[at]aethelmearc[dot]org ae[dot]princess[at]aethelmearc[dot]org

In Gloriam, AEthelmearc!
Marcus et Margerite Crown Prince & Crown Princess

Calendar of Events
August - 2016
19 - 21
Seven Pearls Championships
   Barony of St. Swithin's Bog
September - 2016
2 - 4
King Queen
Siege of Glengary:Go Berserk in the Glen - NOTE: Date Change
   Shire of Sylvan Glen
2 - 5
A Shoote In The Wyldewoodes
   Barony of Delftwood
2 - 4
Fireside Feast VI
   Shire of Sunderoak
9 - 11
Sicilian\'s Revenge: Palio di Sicily
   Shire of Port Oasis
Nithgaard\'s 39th Birthday Battle & Ball
   Shire of Nithgaard
Regional Fight Practice
   Shire of Sterlynge Vayle
Summer\'s End (Note: Date change)
   Canton of Beau Fleuve
23 - 25
King Queen Prince Princess
Harvest Raid and Fall 2016 Æthelmearc Coronation
   Shire of Heronter
24 - 25
   Shire of Sterlynge Vayle
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** Announcements **

* The website for Fall Crown Tournament is now up. Please visit for more information.

* From Her Highness, Princess Margerite: Beloved AEthelmearc! We are still looking for a Kingdom 12th Night bid. All regions, no waiting! No feast cook? How about an all day sideboard? Things to think on! Contact the Kingdom Seneschal, Duke Christopher, at ae [DOT] seneschal [AT] aethelmearc [DOT] org for more details.

* The Kingdom's Youth Combat Policies have been updated. There are significant changes from past policies. You will find the new policy on the Earl Marshal page.

* There is a Call for Kingdom Officers:
  - Kingdom Seneschal: Sept. 2017 start
  - Kingdom Chronicler: Nov. 2016 start
  - Kingdom Chatelaine: Feb. 2017 start
  - Sylvan Signet: May 2017 start

Please check the August AEstel for information on applying for each position.

*It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Kingdom Chatelaine. I have met and worked with so many wonderful people who are passionate about helping those who are new to our Kingdom. Alas, my second term in this office comes to an end in February 2017. If you are interested in being the next Kingdom Chatelaine, please send your resume to resume[DOT]chatelaine [AT]aethelmearc[DOT]org by August 31, 2016.

Want to know more about the job? Please feel free to email me at ae[DOT]chatelaine [AT]aethelmearc[DOT]org, and take a look at our chatelaine website at
Baroness Desiderata Drake

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