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Greetings! This is a test post for the Post to email plugin that has been added to the site!

I appreciate your patience and hopefully will have it sorted quickly!

-Madame Perronnelle de Croy

New Keepers Awarded!

I hope that everyone has had a very happy holiday season!

The Shire’s Yule event went off without a hitch and we would like to thank everyone that was able to join us. If you couldn’t make it, hopefully we will see you soon! As is tradition, new Keepers were chosen at this year’s Shire Yule. We would like to congratulate our recipients:

Keeper of the Light: Lady Elvira Violante Ballesteros

Keeper of the Chalice: Lady Ada Wright

Keeper of the Torse: Sakurayama Tomoe

Keeper of the Silver Rapier: Lady Lillie von der Tann

Keeper of the Golden Arrow: Lord Mikjáll bogmaðr

For additional information on these awards please visit the Keeper Description page.

A reminder that the Shire’s next event will be the Embroidery Schola taking place on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Email & List Services FAQ

There have been a lot of questions about the email and list services. For everyone who need the information I have places a link to the kingdom FAQ below as well as a reminder on how to set up an officer email address in an email client. For setting up clients on mobile devices please refer to the more comprehensive how-to in the FAQ link below.

YIS,

-Madame Perronnelle de Croy

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Quintavian Defender’s Tourney 2016

UPDATED!

The Defenders are the Shire of Quintavia’s Champions. They have won the right to bear their titles and regalia through our annual Defender’s Tourney.

This year we will be choosing the defenders with the good will of our Neighbors in Bergental at their annual Sommer Draw event at the beautiful Moses scout reservation, June 15-17th.(The tournaments will be on the 16th)   The shire member that places the best in each of the competition will be named as the Defender for the current year.

Specific to the Arts and Science competition 

Our annual Arts and Sciences competition is being held at Sommer Draw in Bergental this weekend. Bring your best completed projects or works in progress. Documentation will not be required, but you will be asked to provide a quick write up describing your submission. The entries will be judged blindly by a panel of judges and populace vote. Good luck to all, and we look forward to seeing your projects next weekend!

If you are curious on the shire borders, please see this map. http://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=File:Shiremap.JPG

More information on the Defenders, and who the current / past champions where can be found here,

http://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/home-page/defenders/

For those who won’t be at 50th year, come and partake in a day of friendly competition and comradeship. I look forward to seeing you there.

Matthias

Seneschal

Website Testing

Greetings unto the chilly populace of Quintavia!

This is your friendly neighborhood Webminister and today I would like to inform you of some website testing that will be going on for the next 24hours. At this time this may look a little strange on the website when you visit. I will try to test everything as quickly as possible and return the site to normal. We are sorry for the interruption of this service and will put out an announcement when the site is returned to it normal functioning self.

 

Who: QuintaviaWebsite

What: Testing

Why: Errors in the code

When: 2/215/2016 3:00 PM to 2/16/2016 3:00 PM

 

Yours In Service,

Madame Perronnelle de Croy

** IMPORTANT!! ** – Officer Email Change

EKOFFICERS_webminister_color** IMPORTANT!! **

There has been a few important and awesome changes made to the officer email system! Some of the changes rolled out a while ago but some are very new. For more information on IMAP follow the link! 

  • Change Password – Users can now change the password from within the mailbox without requesting assistance from the Webminister.
  • IMAP Access – A very heavily requested option is now openly available to all Officers. Please follow the steps provided here for reference: http://webminister.eastkingdom.org/index-6/kingdom-officer-email-access-all-platforms/
  • New Message Notification – Notification from the Server is available. You must have the mailbox open in a tab in a browser to get the notifications. Configuration is found under Settings.
  • Filter Messages into Folders – Newly added to the server, you are able to do so under Settings.
    Mark As Junk – There is a button on the main task list available to have emails marked as SPAM and moved to the Junk folder.

 

Yule Is Just Around the Corner!

It’s nearing that time of year again! Yule is right around the corner and we will be holding our Shire’s too-cool Yule on Saturday, December 19th from 12pm to 6pm.

It’s a low-key pot-luck get-together that’s garb optional. Games and activities are planned for the younger members of the Shire. We will also be giving out our Keeper Awards!

Yule Gift Swap

We will be doing a Viking (aka Yankee) Gift Swap. If you want to be part of the swap, please bring a wrapped, SCA-themed gift of about $10 value. This swap is for adults, there is a separate gift swap for children with a $5 gift. Youth (17 and under) gifts do not need to be SCA-themed, but should be appropriate for either gender. (Ideas are books, crafts, or puzzles for a wide variety of age groups.)

For more information please visit our Event Webpage or contact the Autocrat, Lady Fortune St. Keyne

 

**For the Official EK Calendar Listing Click Here**

Two Handed Rapier Issue Clarification from KM of Fence

Originally posted on the East Kingdom Gazette Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in regards to the changes of two handed rapier rules.

Greetings to the Kingdom of the East!
Since the publication of the new two handed rapier rules I have received some questions regarding the blade/handle length requirements.  I will attempt to offer some clarification.
I, as Kingdom Rapier Marshal, am specifically empowered to allow weapons that do not meet the standard but still pass the Flex Test.  Speaking specifically of the Hanwei feder, it is my understanding that the handle is just about an inch too long for the 2 Hander standard.  These specific weapons are allowed under that discretionary power.  Any other 2 hander that does not meet the published standard must be cleared through myself, my Kingdom Deputy, or one of my Regional Deputies.
I hope this clarification helps, and I am always here if anyone has any further questions.  Please feel free to contact me through the KRM link on the EK Website under Officers.
In Service,
Master Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East
***For more information on policies and general questions regarding Rapier Combat within the Shire of Quintavia and the East Kingdom, please visit the Shire’s Marshal of Fence webpage or Contact the Marshal.***

New Pictures!

Hello from you Webminister!

Have you been to our website lately? Well, if not you should check it out! This weekend has been very productive for me and I have gotten a lot done on our website. To point out a couple of things:

  • New Pictures – Check out our galleries of recent events! Have pictures of events that aren’t up there and you would like to share? Let me know!
  • Archives – I have been working with our awesome Chronicler, Murdoch, to add to our document archive. I don’t have them all and so if you have some laying around that can be scanned please get in touch with me!
  • Documentation – This is something that probably won’t be very interesting to most. I have begun to document the how to’s for our webpage as it is set up now. I know that I won’t be webminister forever so I’m trying to document how I get things to work the way they do for the next person.

There’s also a lot happening on the back end of things. If you don’t notice them it means I’m doing my job! Most of these types of things are updates to the WordPress client and various add-ons that we use.

In addition to all of that the East Kingdom Webministry has decided that it will audit (read: grade) all sites according to usability and adherence to the policies of the Webministry. Hopefully that won’t be too bad but I do expect that nearing Christmas or New Years I will be busy trying to make sure that we are in shape for that.

As always feel free to reach out to me if you need anything web-related!

YIS,

Madame Perronnelle de Croy

 

 

Officer Mailboxes

Email Abounds

At this time I am happy to announce that the EK Webministry is ready to move our email forwards to actual email boxes. I will be beginning this process today with a few of the greater offices.

 

What Does It Mean For You?

If you are not an officer, yay! Nothing changes! If you are then you will have an email box on the email server. The purpose of this is that all important emails will be stored on the server and that the mailbox will change hands when the office does. Email will stay in the box for continuity purposes. At the end of your term in office DO NOT delete the mail in the box. Also, please consider that the correspondence that goes out of that email will be passed on to your predecessors should they need to refer to it.

 

Initial Use & Setup

I take care of getting everything set up on my end. Unless you wish to set up something like Thunderbird, Eudora, or another mail client, you are all set to use your new email box.

There is little to do if you plan on using the webmail client. It goes as follows:

o Direct your favorite Web Browser to http://mail.eastkingdom.org
o Enter your fully qualified email address (My local Branch email would be webminister@quintavia.eastkingdom.org)*
o Enter your password that was given to you by your Webminister.
o Read emails.

 

If you would like to use Eudora, Thunderbird, or some other mail client, please be aware that the webministry support ends at providing you the necessary information to set it up. We are NOT allowed to set it up for you nor will we be troubleshooting any problems involved with the mail clients as we are spread thin as it is.

To use a mail client:

Account settings:

Address: fully qualified address (webminister@quintavia.eastkingdom.org)

Incoming server: imap.eastkingdom.org
Username: <user>.<group> (webminister.quintavia)
Connection security: SSL/TLS
Port: 993
Authentication method: normal password

Outgoing server: smtp.eastkingdom.org
Username: <user>.<group>
Connection security: STARTTLS
Port: 587
Authentication method: normal password

 

I hope to be able to provide how-to’s to help people along shortly but probably not until after July 10, 2015. There’s this little thing called Pennsic looming…

 

More information coming as I roll it out.

YIS,

Madame Perronnelle de Croy

Webminister, Shire of Quintavia