Busy Weekend in the Shire


This weekend is busy in the Shire, please come join us!

On Saturday we are hosting K+Q Fencing Champions.  This is a great spectacle to watch if you don’t fence and I hear the dayboard will be scrumptious..

It’s being held at the high school in Bolton ma.


Afterwards there is an informal post-revel in the Camelot common house (69 Village court, berlin ma) after the event cleanup ends.

On sunday  also at the Camelot common house we have our December business meeting followed by Shire Yule at 1pm.

Yule is a garb optional pot luck affair where we will tell stories, eat food and enjoy the holiday spirt.

Folks are welcome to partake in the Viking swap (yankee swap with less grumbling) with a suggested gift price of 25 dollars or less.

We also will turn over the keeper awards to new worthy folks.

Quintavia Keeper Descriptions


Please come join us!






December Activities

I hope everyone has enjoyed some holiday time with good food and good people. I know I have and am thankful for the time that I do get to spend with everyone.

For those that haven’t seen it, the EK Gazzette has a great write up about the Iron Scribe event that was held recently. https://eastkingdomgazette.org/2018/11/24/iron-scribe-reinvents-scribal-focused-events/#more-15447

Everyone I’ve talked to about it has had a great time, and shows the Shire off in a great light. Vivat.

Upcoming we have K+Q fencing champs happing on Dec 8th at the Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton ma.


We are still looking for some folks to help out, please spread the word and/or signup if you have the time. It is a great spectacle to observe even if you don’t fence.


The day after(Dec 9th) will be the business meeting / followed by Yule at the 69 Village Court, berlin ma location.

Yule is a garb optional affair where we will hang out, tell some stories and enjoy each other company. Food is potluck, and folks are welcome to partake in the Viking (yankee) swap. Finally, we change over the keeper awards at Yule. https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/home-page/keeper-awards/quintavia-keeper-descriptions/


Happy Holidays,


Upcoming Happenings

The rest of fall and winter is shaping up to be a busy season for the shire, I hope you will join us for the festivities.

Buisness meetings continue on the 2nd sundays of the month with November’s at the  69 Village Court, Berlin MA (Camelot Commonhouse address) from 11am -1pm.   We discuss what the various offices are doing,  activities in the shire, and upcoming events.

Also at the business meeting we are having elections for the Chatelaine (I hear ours has a new job…)  ,  Knight Marshal,  Herald offices.   The Chamberlain and Chronicle positions are also open if anyone is interested.   Please email with any questions seneschal@quintavia.eastkingdom.org, and on the job training is always provided.

Fencing and Heavy list practices continue every week  with archery and thrown weapons practices weather dependent.  Look for week of email/facebook updates for those last 2 activities if they are happening.  Dance continues the 1st Tuesday of the month with a dinner and socializing for anyone and everyone before hand.(You don’t need to stay for dance but you should…)  Scribal moots continue the 4rth Tuesday of the month.   See this page for more info on all of these activities. https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/practices-meetings/

On the event / gathering front.

The Great Quintavian Iron Scribe competition is next week Nov 17th and looks to be a blast. https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3420

Further on,  the Shire is hosting K+Q Fencing Championship on Dec 8th and these events are always a good spectacle even if you don’t fence.


We are still in need of volunteers, please signup here if you have some time.


Finally  Shire Yule will be follow the Dec Business meeting on 12/9.  This is a garb optional gathering, that is always a great time for socializing,  partaking in the Viking swap and general merriment.


Thank you all to the folks who continue to organize, host, and cleanup after these activities, as that creates the magic for all of us.






October Musings


Please come join us for the October business meeting starting at 11:00am in the Camelot great room (69 Village court berlin ma) on Sunday oct 7th.  We’ll talk about the upcoming K+Q fencing champs,  Iron Scribes and all other sorts of hijinks..   Officers please send in a report (or a deputy 🙂 )

I do want to thank everyone again at the Start on the Street Demo.  It was a fabulous time and as always showed off the Shire in a great light.

Finally thank you to everyone that keeps doing the   Monthly, Weekly and Daily work that keeps the Shire large and active.  It shows..



Now that we kick back into the fall season I wanted to call attention to some of the many endeavors that happen into the shire.  Quintavia is a large and active Shire and if you know someone who might be interested in any or all of these activities please drag them along.

Start on the Street Demo  — September 16th  (setup starts at 10am) runs to 5pm.


Start on the street (https://www.startonthestreet.org/start-street-fall-edition)  is a wonderful arts / crafts festival that the City of Worcester puts on where there are 300+ local artists.  We have a great location in front of Elm park where we talk about SCA and demo some of the martial activities.  Come in garb or not but this is our best demo of the year hosted by Baroness Fortune so you don’t want to miss it.

King + Queens Fencing Champs  (December 8th)


Quintavia is hosting K+Q fencing champs this year at the Nashoba reginal high school in Bolton ma.   We’ll discuss this in the coming months but even if you don’t fence it’s a good spectacle to watch and we also need help with setup, gate, heralds, list runners and the like.

The Shire hosts a number of Weekly Practices in  Heavy List,  Fencing,  Archery and Thrown Weapons.  See  https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/practices-meetings/  for more information.

European dance continues on the first Tuesday of the month!   Next practice is Tuesday September 4th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Camelot Common House.  See https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/  for directions.


Scribal A+S Moots continue at the 4rth Tuesday of the month!  Next moot is August 28th.

August 28th – 15th C Gothic manuscripts: Part 1, illumination style and calligraphy

September 25th – 15th C Gothic manuscripts: Part 2, white work

October 23rd – Making Oak Gall Ink

Please note you can come to one or both of the 15th C Gothic classes, but will get the most out of it if you can attend both parts.

Scribal help and troubleshooting will still be available at all moots as time allows.

As always, the Moot will be 7-9pm at the Camelot Common House (main room) located at 69 Village Ct in Berlin, MA.

See https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/.

As you can see that is a lot of activities. If you know anyone worthy please write them in.  You can check to see what awards someone has here.  https://op.eastkingdom.org/op.php

And the link for writing someone in is here https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en



Cross Posting Functionality – Site Update

Greetings Quintavia!

I bear good tidings! The website is back to normal and running smoothly in regards to the cross posting ability to Facebook and the mailing list. There had been a hiccup in the service as was reported at the Shire business meeting last Sunday but everything is back to normal!

So! If you are an officer or Shire member organizing practices or art-type things please post on the blog first! Need a login? Contact me at webminister@quintavia.eastkingdom.org.


Mme. Perronnelle de Croy

Writting folks in for awards

The SCA is a volunteer organization and work best when people are recognized for the good work that they do.  The heart of that recognition is the  Kingdom (and baronial) award system.  But for people to be brought to the royals attention they need to be written in.   I was going to post some thoughts on writing people in for awards but it turns out someone has already posted a very comprehensive guide on the eastkingdom wiki.


Please check it out if you haven’t done so already.

The awards form can be found here  http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en  (it is linked on the main page of the EK website).

One tip that I like that isn’t covered in the wiki article is I save all of my award recommendations,  as with any writing style it helps to practice it.  So having an archive of  recommendations to look over when I’m written people in helps make the next one better.

Between the Award of Arms,  AOA level  “silver” awards, grant level awards and peerages, there is a large range of  awards focusing on people’s progression as they put more time and energy and skill in.

The OP database page as a nice listing of the  awards and handy way of searching if some has an award already.


Thank you


July Business Meeting, 11am – 1pm, 7/8, 69 Village Court Berlin MA

Hi All,

Please join us for the july business meeting.  We’ll see what mischief we can cause,  recount tales of EK 50Y, and talk about upcoming events

As always we are looking for folks to help out.  https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/shire-officers/  for positions,  training provided 🙂


11am – 1pm, 7/8

69 Village Court

Berlin MA 01503

Camelot Great Room





EK 50 Year


Thank you to everyone that helped out at EK 50Year in whatever capacity, I had a great time weather aside.
Having said that there was a surfeit of Shire folks doing things to help make the event run. If you know of people that helped out, please send me their names, and what you know they where doing.

Thank you