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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.

Damien & Issabell

Their Royal Majesties

Their Royal Majesties Damien and Issabell

Falcon-Crown@calontir.org

Chamberlain

Honorable Lord Galen MacColmain

Chamberlain Email:

TRM-Chamberlain@calontir.org

Elevation Announcements

Who, When, and Where

Mistress Maren Thorskabitr was announced at the War of the Lilies to be elevated to the Order of the Chivalry. Vigil and Elevation are scheduled for Cattle Raids.

Honorable Lord Vilhelm Lich was announced at Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Vigil and Elevation are yet to be scheduled.

Countess Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill was announced at Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Vigil and Elevation are yet to be scheduled.

Honorable Lady Severin Sveinsdóttir was announced at Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Vigil and Elevation are yet to be scheduled.

Honorable Lady Kristine nic Taillier was announced at Coronation to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Vigil and Elevation are scheduled for Vertigo.

News & Announcements

What’s new in Calontir

Queen's Prize Entry Window

Queen's Prize Tournament will be September 16th, hosted by Theobald College, in Arkansas City, Kansas. The entry window for the contest will begin on Monday, July 31st, and will end at midnight on Sunday, August 27th. For any research paper entries, the completed research paper should be submitted in PDF format as of the end of the entry period, to allow time to assign judges and get copies to them. Judges should submit their volunteer forms by the end of the entry period to make matching judges to entries as efficient as possible, but with the persistent need for qualified judges, late is always better than never!

Pennsic War Muster

For those who will be joining the Calontir Army at Pennsic War, please fill out the Muster. Calontir Pennsic War Muster

Request for Bids

The Royal Pavilion Committee is soliciting bids for a new floor for the Royal Pavilion. The current floor was constructed in 2009 by the Barony of Three Rivers under the direction of Richard the Rampant. Years of fellowship shared by the folks of the Falcon have taken their toll, and a replacement is called for. This is a project of immense scope, requiring artistic vision, awareness of Calontir history and culture, and management of a large team of artisans.

Specifications:
The current floor has a radius of 14 feet. This represents a paintable area of roughly 615 square feet. (There is a square cutout in the center to allow for the center pole.) The floor will be painted with latex paint. The Committee will supply the prepared canvas as well as additives for the paint to prevent the growth of fungus, as well as a sealant for after the painting is completed. The Committee will reimburse the cost for paint, brushes and other reasonable supplies. There will be three hundred dollars budgeted for buying lunch on work days.

The current floor is four pieces, with grommets for staking it down. The Pavilion has 18 poles, so a design that would use six floor pieces would also be acceptable.

Timetable:
The Request for Bids is being announced at Lilies War. The deadline for Submission of Bids shall be July 22. The Bid shall be awarded at Pennsic. It is expected that the project will be completed and ready to be presented at Coronation in January. The absolute deadline is at Chieftains, so that it can be packed in the trailer for deployment at Gulf War.

Specifications for Bids:
The successful bid will demonstrate to the Committee that the group or groups involved will be capable of bringing the project to successful conclusion, based on cultural and artistic vision, history of completed projects, available work space, availability of skilled artisans, and a trusted project manager. The successful bid would include

  • an artistic rendering of the design on a scale no smaller than 1:12
  • A resume of projects completed by the senior team members
  • A set of photos showing the proposed workshop area, as well as descriptions of facilities available
  • A list of at least a dozen artisans pledged to work on the project
  • If the bid is being submitted by multiple groups, a description of how the work will be divided between the groups
  • It is expected that most of the bid will be submitted electronically, but the physical design sketches shall be mailed to the Chair of the Pavilion Committee with a postmark deadline of July 22, so that they can be evaluated at Pennsic.
  • Bids shall be submitted to RoyalPavilion@calontir.org

Minister of Arts & Sciences Position Announcement

From the Minister of Arts and Sciences

Greetings Calontir, my term ends at Kingdom Arts and Sciences next year, and the time has come to seek, select, and train a successor. If you are interested, please submit a standard Intent to Serve form for the biographic/contact information, and a letter or memo addressing (1) why you want to serve, (2) what your vision for the office and promotion of arts and sciences in the Kingdom would be, and (3) your relevant education, training, and experience in or out of Kingdom, modern as well as medievalist.

There is no minimum level of award necessary, but it is important that any and all applications be received No Later Than midnight, July 31st, 2017. Applications and any questions should be submitted to ArtsSciences@calontir.org and I will submit all completed applications to the Crown shortly after the closing date.

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