Category Archives: service

Straight Outta SLC: Quick and Easy SCA Names Using FamilySearch

Documenting names for the SCA doesn’t always require large tomes or some sort of wizard with super-linguistic skills to interpret a source. One of the best sources we have at our disposal is FamilySearch, a genealogical tool that has compiled … Continue reading

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Making Choices; or why Konstantia wore one outfit over another

Calontir Coronation was this weekend, and as is often the risk with midwestern kingdoms in January, we had the prediction of some pretty heinous weather. So not kidding – we had a winter storm warning issued that morning for potential … Continue reading

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Making the Odds Ever Be in Your Favour: surviving the heraldic submissions process

How do you make sure that you increase your chances for your submission getting registered and less like you’re trying to get your submission to survive the heraldic Hunger Games? Continue reading

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2019 Year in Review

Did I feel like I missed out on things in the Society? Of course. Did I miss people? Definitely. Do I regret my break? No. I needed this, and I needed to not be in the middens of everything. And that has made all of the difference. Continue reading

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Demystifying Heraldic Submissions: Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Picture the scene: you’ve got your name picked out, your badge forms coloured in, and you’re itching to get your device painted on your shield. You go to your local herald, and as you’re discussing the process, the question of … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: “Real Life Comes First”

Today, on that Other Social Network, I noticed a group dedicated to a century drill of service. For those not knowing what a century drill is, it’s 100 days of combat work, whether it be at a pell or with … Continue reading

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Text: Adelaide Sarsfield’s Calon Cross

Our Minister of Youth has done a bang-up job at taking care of the youth of Calontir, and when I was approached about writing the text, I said yes. (Also, I love writing scroll texts, and often wish I could … Continue reading

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SCA Philosophy Question Ahoy!

Since November 28, 2017, I’ve been asking my social media friends list (which, yes, comprises mostly of SCA folks) questions about SCA philosophy, SCA personae, and the like. Sometimes, the questions may have been a bit pointed, and sometimes, well, … Continue reading

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Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?

Let’s play a game!  What happens when you give some heraldic artists a few words describing a heraldic device and ask them to draw it?  Read below to see what happened! This particular blog post will serve to do some … Continue reading

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Brigida’s Pelican Text

My friend Brigida had the boon begged to be admitted to the Order of the Pelican back in August.  She asked me to write her scroll text, of which I was pleased to do so.  Brigida’s persona is from 1200s … Continue reading

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