Welcome!

The Kingdom of Calontir is a regional group within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to recreating aspects of the Middle Ages. If you are unfamiliar with the SCA, we would suggest starting with the newcomers section.

The region that makes up Calontir covers most of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and a touch of Arkansas. If you are interested in contacting the SCA within this area, take a look at the Groups and Branches list or the Calontir Map. Join us as we learn about history by making it come alive. Follow us on Facebook, or you can contact us at info@calontir.org.

Ashir & Ashland

Their Royal Majesties

Falcon-Crown@calontir.org

Chamberlain

Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah

Chamberlain Email:

TRM-Chamberlain@calontir.org

Elevation Announcements

Who, When, and Where

Honorable Lady Neathery de Safita was announced at Queen's Prize Tournament to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Vigil and Elevation are to be held at Crown Tournament.

His Lordship Aiden O'Seaghdha was announced at Toys for Tots to be elevated to the Order of the Chivalry. Vigil and Elevatation are to be at Gulf Wars. Vigil will be held on Wednesday evening with Elevation on Thursday after the Ravine Battles.

Her Excellency Gyða glóra was announced at Winter Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Vigil and Elevatation are scheduled for Tournament of Horse and Falcon.

Honorable Lord Titus Decimius Alexander, called Xandre was announced at Winter Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Chivalry. Vigil and Elevatation will be held at Melees and Mayhem.

Killian O'Connell was elevated to the Order of the Chivalry at Chieftains.

Her Grace Magdalena van der Meere was announced at Chieftains to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Vigil and Elevation are scheduled for Tournament of Horse and Falcon.

Baroness Eowyth þa Siðend was announced at Chieftains to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Vigil is scheduled for Saturday Evening and Elevation is scheduled for Sunday Evening Court at Tournament of Horse and Falcon.

Honorable Lady Avery Quatremaines was announced at Chieftains to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Vigil and Elevation are scheduled for War College.

 

News & Announcements

What’s new in Calontir

Call to Muster for Gulf Wars

With only a few days left until the Army marches to War, the War Council and Their Royal Majesties request that the populace fill out The Calontir War Muster form. The form can be found on the War Council website at warcouncil.calontir.org or you can go directly to the Calontir War Muster Form.

See you all at Gulf Wars!

Crown Tournament

Unto our Falcon Ordu comes greetings from the Ashir, Khan and Ashland, Qatan,

As no reign can last forever, the search for our heirs has begun. It was announced at Chieftains that we are accepting letters to enter our Crown Tournament taking place in the Barony of Vatavia. If you and your consort wish to enter, your letter must be received by the Crown, and the Kingdom Seneschal no later than March 25, 2017.

    The Letters of Intent should include the following:
  • Why you wish to enter our Crown Tournament
  • What you would like to accomplish as King and Queen
  • Explain a situation where you and your consort have had to make a big decision together and how you went about making that decision.
  • List of events that the fighter and their consort have attended the past 12 months
  • Proof of valid SCA Membership and your modern identification (SCA Membership Card and Drivers License

Ashir and Ashland

History of Calontir

Friends of the Falcon,

During the Reign of Anton and Isabeau, in the preparation for SCA 50 Year, I was asked to write the history of Calontir for inclusion in the site booklet, along with the histories of the other 19 Kingdoms.

The plan was a 2-3 page abbreviated version that was to go into the book, and then a tenish page version that would be linked, or available on CD, or otherwise widely disseminated. The short version is that the short version ended up in the book, but the long version languished on my computer, with no real home. Through the good works of our Web Minister Giovanni, it now has a place on the Kingdom web page.

The work was completed in late December of 2015, so there are somethings already dated (Yay, Stile Huscarls!), and my particular biases are moderately obvious to the discerning eye (It also helps to know that I have an undergraduate major in Anthropology). Keep in mind that this was written primarily for an external audience, to give them a hint as to why we are so weird among SCA kingdoms.

I hope you enjoy my efforts.

And now the link:
http://www.calontir.org/history_of_calontir.php

Sincerely,
Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis, OP, OL

Kingdom Officer Letters

Last month you said you were going to read the Officers Letters in the Mews. There is interesting and important information in there, and you want to be an informed member of the Kingdom. But, you put off logging into the site, downloading the PDF and now you feel you can just wait until next month's newsletter.

>Well, how about this. The Officer Letters are now online. Head over to http://www.calontir.org/missives/ and get quick access to the important and interesting information you want to keep up with.

If you use a news aggregator, and I highly rate feedly.com, you can follow the RSS feed at http://www.calontir.org/missives/feed/.

I would like to thank Giovanni for setting this up for us.

~Brendan
Kingdom Seneschal

Request for Feedback: Kingdom Calendar

Saƚùdo a Calontir,

With the coming of the new year, I updated the Kingdom Calendar. The new version at calendar.calontir.org should be mobile-friendly and responsive in your browser. This means that any phone or tablet should be able to read the new calendar just fine!

Please check out the new calendar and let me know if you have any issues viewing the updated version on a mobile device or tablet.

As always, if you have suggestions or questions about the website, please feel free to email me: webminister@calontir.org.

S-ciào vostro,
Siór Giovanni Loredan
Kingdom Webminister

Kingdom Arts & Sciences Announcement

The annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition approaches! The date is April 15, 2017, the location is the Barony of Lonely Tower.

Entries open on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and run until midnight, Friday March 31, 2017. Any research paper submissions MUST be submitted by midnight, Friday March 31 in order to get them to judges in time to read and evaluate prior to the event itself, preferably in PDF format to ease forwarding and printing.

There are two components - the annual A&S Championship, and the Tri-levels.

The Championship entrants each must put in three separate entries in different categories, all three at the advanced level. The three entries may be all Arts, all Sciences, or any combination, so long as each is in a a separate judging category. The entry form is on the A&S pages at this link: http://artsci.calontir.org/kas-entry-form.php.

The Tri-levels entrants each put in a work in a single category, which may be entered at the Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced level at the entrant's discretion. The Tri-level entry form is also on the A&S pages, at this link: http://artsci.calontir.org/kas-trilevel-entry-form.php.

There are no minimum or maximum award levels to enter either category.

Yours in service,
Paul Adler
Calontir Minister of Arts and Sciences

Lilies War Event Stewards

I am excited to announce the the Stewards for Lilies War 31 are Master Murdoch Stiubhard and Mistress Katherine von Heilige.  They have some exciting things planned and we look forward to another awesome Lilies War.  Please keep an eye out for more information from them soon.

If you need to reach the event stewards, please use stewards@lilieswar.org

In Service,
Baroness Rebecca Beaumont
Lilies War Committee Chair