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.


-Madame Perronnelle de Croy

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Hafla Thank You

I just want to take a moment say thank you to everyone who came out to our Hafla on Saturday!

First I’d like to thank the set-up and clean up crews: Rosina and Andreiko, Corwin – you weren’t able to stay for the event but came and help out anyways. Our head cat-herder Matthias, Meabh, Mikjáll, and his Grace Edward and his squire (so sorry I can’t recall your name!) Set up was done with twenty minutes to spare and clean up was even faster. You are all amazing.

My Kitchen crew: Lord Alexsei and Lady Elvira led the charge and delivered food that was raved about, throughout the hall. Thank you for making it all work in a new space.

The magnificent Lady Toi….without you the hall would have been bare and our tummies slightly less full. Thank you for everything you do for this event year after year.

Her Grace Thyra who is my dace group liaison and music provider.

A huge thank you goes out to our dancers (BRS, Baklava, and the Eves) and out attendees. We love seeing you each year and without you all it would be one pretty dull day! I hope I’ve not missed anyone but if I have and even if I haven’t: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It’s such a pleasure and a joy to help put this together but I could never do it alone.

Until next year!

Lady Perronnelle de Croy

Hafla Schedule Up!

Hello and greetings once again!

This is to let all and sundry know that the schedule for Hafla is up! Please visit the Hafla Schedule page for details. There will be plenty of time for open dance as well as a beginner and intermediate dance classes. Come and join us for a super day!


Madame Perronnelle de Croy

April Business Meeting

Hi All,

Please come join us for the April Business meeting on Sunday April 9th from 11am to 1pm.

The address is
69 Village Court
Berlin Ma, 01503

Lots of interesting Activities and Events are happening in the Shire, come learn about them and share your input.

Thank you,

Hafla Menu Posted!

This year’s hafla menu has been posted! Feel free to take a look at the various treats and treasures promised by our talented chefs!

We can’t wait to see you all there and the schedule will be posted later tonight!


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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!

Defenders for 2016


This past weekend at the Lovely Sommer Draw event held by the Barony of Bergental. It is a great local event with  Archery, Fencing, Fighting and other activities that I would encourage anyone to go to.   Before getting to announcing the Defenders, I would like to give a word of thanks to Lady Elvira, Lady Toi and whomever else helped with the day board, it was quite tasty.  Also I would like to thank Madame Perronnelle de Croy for her fine work with the Youth activities at the event.

With the blessing of Bergental, Quintavia picked  the Defenders from those who live within the shire’s borders and did the best in the respective tournament/competition.   Without further ado I present the Defenders for the 2016 year.


The Defenders of 2016

Award Winner
Arts & Sciences Lady Toi Poisson de Mortagne
Heavy List Baron Matthias Grunwald
Rapier Lord Gregor Mac Eoain
Archery Boyar Aleksei Dmitriev
Thrown Weapons (none chosen/no tourney held)

Thank you again for everyone who pitched in, had fun, and in general made for a relaxing local event.

Matthias Grunwald




Quintavian Defender’s Tourney 2016


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.

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

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.



Business Meeting Minutes – May 15

Here are the minutes from today’s Shire business meeting.


Officer reports

Chronicler: Nothing new. Propose quick election next month to confirm Aleksei to replace Murdoch.

Chamberlain: Nothing new.

Seneschal: Organized paperwork. Write people in for awards! Please! New Royals will be looking for staff.

Herald: Consulted during Lochleven spring practice. Happy to help people register stuff.

MoAS: Scribal Schola, May 21, Camelot. 18 classes, all skill levels. Schedule is up, descriptions up today or tomorrow. Scroll display. 50yr is looking for scans of scrolls, please submit to Countess Marguerite. Has access to MoAS email. MoAS web page updated with Feilinn’s info.

Dance: Good May practice. One more in June, off July and August.

Archery: Practice today. Took measurements for new stands. Will make them smaller than current stands for easier transport. Will schedule a work day to build them once materials are purchased. Rounds are doing well. Sojourner has offered to run evening practices at Brokk and Rozi’s one night a week.

Exchequer: We have money. Monthly and quarterly reports submitted to Kingdom

Knight Marshal: Due to low attendance, practices are now only running on Thursday in Berlin, Sunday in Millbury.

Youth: Supplies are good, going through two boxes of donations. Offered to help Bergental at Sommer Draw. Youth activities at K&Q Archery/Thrown Weapons?

Webminister: Putting up K&Q Equestrian page by Wednesday. Putting up page for Scribal Schola. Still trying to fix header issue. Officers, let me know if you want to update your officer page.


Old Business

Scribal Schola, May 21: Simona running gate. Thyra deputy seneschal for the day. Corwin looking for help with cleanup – should happen throughout day to make cleanup at the end easier. Setup at 8am, people arrive by 9:30. Potluck lunch. Classes 11-6. A few have small class fees – will be listed on web site. Display at 4. Class sched on web site. Donation only. Looking for loaner/donation art supplies for newbies to use.

K&Q Thrown Weapons and Archery Champs, June 4: Archery has Chinese theme. Site tokens chosen. No Curia, will be held at GNEW. There’s enough space for youth activities if we want. Setup Friday evening before.

Sommer Draw, June 17: Defender tourneys will be held here – best placing Quintavian for each discipline. We usually dayboard as a fundraiser, will confirm that we are.

K&Q Equestrian, August 27: Have contract but it needs some corrections. Rosina seeking substitute autocrat due to a wedding that got scheduled that day – will still help plan the event. Seeking input for additional activities since so much space is available. Hobby horse race? Mikhail will handle prereg. Listed on EK event page. Will talk to Perronnelle about event web page. Can set up Friday. Will ask people to set up period tents for dressing rooms, staff/royal dayboard, royal rooms, populace shade, other activities.

Battle of the Five Armies: Talking long term scheduling with site. Contacting neighboring Baronies to gauge interest in participating.

Smoking Rocks wants to use a site in Quintavia (Franklin) for their Investiture on Labor Day weekend. No objections from us. Theme of border skirmish – could lead into Battle of the Five Armies well.


New Business

Rozi interested in stepping down as Marshal of Fence. Corwin is interested in taking over. Will talk to Rozi and gauge interest from other Shire fencers.



Toi is giving away garb that no longer fits. Help yourself! Leftovers will be donated to Gold Key.