Spring Practice

Hi all,


Please feel invited to the annual spring practice this coming 28th/29th.  Spring practice is a chance for new folks to try out activities, experience people to kick the rust off and in general to practice some of what the SCA offers.


The festivities for both days happen at Camelot Cohousing (69 Village Ct, Berlin Ma, 01503)


A general schedule



Location  Barn and Field next to it

11  — 1pm  Newcomer focused HL activities.  Come try on armor, swing a stick and see if it interests you.

1 – 5pm (ish)  —  Pickups and then Small melee drills  Balfar’s Challenge – SCA Armored Combat)

1 -5pm  Youth fighting activities (assuming parents to help wrangle kids)


Common House

Noon – 5pm.  A+S Project work.  Bring your project to work on and hang out.


5pm+  Potluck

We’ll have some basic grillables, bring something to share or a 5 dollar donation.


4/28 ( note this is a week after the HL Saturday because of scheduling this year)

10am —  1pm  Target Archery.  New and Closer range!


Location  Barn and Field next to it

1pm  — 5pm Fencing Activities.  Singles and then melee drills. Note this is no Sunday practice this week in millbury come here instead 🙂


Common House

Noon – 5pm.  A+S Project work.  Bring your project to work on and hang out.

5pm+  Potluck

We’ll have some basic grillables, bring something to share or a 5 dollar donation.


Thank you


Buisness Meeting 4/15

Business meeting is at the Memec (bring a chair) site on this week starting at the normal 11am time.


Officers please send in a report as normal if you or your deputies(s) can’t make it.

Thank you



Thank you for a wonderful Coronation

Thank you for a wonderful coronation, in general everyone I talked to was pleased with the day and I know the staff of TRM was very pleased with the site, and everything put together.

For the folks I didn’t get the name of either, in the kitchen, running gate,pulling trailers, helping with cleanup and in general making the event run thank you.

Thank you to the staff of the event, your work places the Shire and the SCA in a good light. I do know the Church folks were very impressed with the event, and how we left their facilities and would love to have us back for another event.

To the major positions at the event, thank you for the work that you did and coordinating folks to help out,

Co-Autocrats: Lady Simona bat Leon
Boyar Aleksei Dmitriev

Dep. Autocrat: Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Royal Liaison: Mistress Tola Knityr
Dep. Liaison: Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir
Head Cooks: Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Baron Fergus Redmead
Hall Decor: Lady Perronnelle de Croy
Dep. Decor: Baroness Bianca Anguissola
Gate: Doña Lilias de Cheryngton
A&S Coord: Baroness Marieta Charay
Cleanup Czar: Lord Andreiko Eferiev
Event tokens: Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea.

I’m going to give Simona a special callout for doing an excellent job running a kingdom event for the first time. Thank you.

We’ll discuss the event at the next business meeting (the 15th) but I expect we won’t have all the paperwork wrapped up so we’ll debrief it in may as well.

As a final plug we are always looking for more officers See this page for open positions. https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/shire-officers/

A final thank you for making my job at seneschal easy.



I like to take a moment to thank the officer’s and deputy officer’s in the Shire.  These people do the yeoman’s work in making the practices and gatherings in the Shire happen, and without them we would all be in a lesser place in terms of what we get out of the SCA.  Vivat!

A listing of the current officers and their deputies can be found here. The Shire is large and active as can be seen on the practice listing page. and it is due in large part to these folks making the Shire function. Saying that we do have some open positions and/or officers who are in a current position that need to step back. If you are interested in any of the open / looking for replacement positions, or want to ask what the office entails please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. We also have an archive of all the business meeting minutes for the last few years, that is also a good place to learn more about what the various offices entail.

Thank you,




Buisness Meeting 3/11

Meeting is 3/11 starting at 11am in the Camelot  Common House (69 Village Ct Berlin MA)

In addition to the event items,  we are looking for a volunteer to put together information for a shire display at EK 50y.  We also have elections for the following positions.  Exchequer,  MoaS, Chancellor Minor,  and Dance.   Also  we are looking for replacement officers for Chamberlain and Chatelaine as those folks need to step back from the position.  On the job training offered  :) 

Thank you


Dance Practice!

Welcome to March, everyone! We have one dance practice before the Black Rose Ball, so you know you want to come to this one 🙂 Practice runs 7:30-9:30pm, in the Camelot Common House.

(By the way, the results of the survey indicated that there wasn’t another day, time, or frequency that was better than the current schedule, so we’re sticking with this for now. Thanks to everyone who responded, we may run it again in a few months to see if things change.)


There is a dinner (not part of the practice, but folks are welcome to come) being prepared beforehand by Matthias starting at 6:00pm.
Dinner is $5.

3 Meat Crock Pot Dishes (pulled pork, chicken, beef)  (Vegetarian/Vegan available on request)
Mystery Dessert

Link to the signup form (signups close Monday 4pm)




Quintavia Business Meeting , March


The next business meeting will be march 11th at 69 Village court, berlin ma (in the upstairs large common room)

We will be wrapping up the very successful embroidery schola as well as talking up coronation and possible a bid for EK fencing champs.

In addition it is election times

The following offices are up for elections

Exchequer – March 2018
Lord Mikjáll bogmaðr  (running for a second term)

Minister of Arts and Sciences – March 2018
Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir (aka Feilinn)

Chancellor Minor – March 2018  (Looking for replacement officer)
Madame Perronnelle de Croy

listsMinister of Lists – March 2018
Lady Simona bat Leon (running for another term)

Dance Mistress – March 2018
Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir (running but if there is interest in running dance Thyra encourages you to run)

The current officers and schedule for elections can be seen here.

Shire Officers

If you are interested in running please send me a letter of intent.  Which can simply be 1 paragraph on what you would like to do with the office.

Thank you


Ek 50 Year displays



EK 50 Year  is up coming and there are two opportunities to show off the history of the shire, please let me know of your interest.   The first is the EK Yearbook,  and  the second is a history booth at the hall of history.  I’ve includes information for both below.

Thank you,





My name is Lady Emma Wakefield, and I am putting together the site book/group “yearbook” for the upcoming East Kingdom 50 Year event. Each group has a full page of the site book to tell a little about who they are, their history, and definitely include a picture or two.

Please send me submissions by March 30. I can take either raw informaion as text & images and I will lay them out in a manner that I think looks good, or you may send me a pdf of your page in the format you prefer. Please keep in mind that the book will be in black & white and the page size is 8 1/2″ x 11″.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Lady Emma Wakefield

Hall of History

We ask all booths to have the following:

  • A banner or sign displaying the name of the Barony or Shire
  • A large Baronial/Shire device displaying the arms of the Barony/Shire
  • Baronial Lineage
  • Pictures or items that are a part of the Barony’s/Shire’s history (example: coronets, gowns, casting molds from important items, mantles, old armor, new armor etc.)
  • Information on the history and traditions of the Barony/Shire

Recommended but not required:

  • Any written Barony/Shire histories
  • Displays of Barony/Shire traditions
  • Lists and depictions of Baronial/Shire level awards
  • All the things that make your Barony/Shire unique!

We are using the standard Kingdom divisions and each section has a contact person. For the present time, however, we ask that all communications regarding the Halls of History and Memorial Garden (information to come) be sent to the entire team at EK50thSCA@gmail.com.

Beginners Teen Dance Class – (2018)


Camelot Co-Housing 69 Village Ct. Berlin, MA. (Directions)

Berlin’s own teen belly dance troupe, Baklava, welcomes newcomers to a six week series of beginner classes!
Classes will run on the following dates:
(No class Monday, February 19 during school vacation week)
Monday, March 26
Here are the details:
  • Class is open to teens ages 13-17. Students 12 or younger, please check with the teacher.
  • Class is gender-neutral. Current membership is half boys and half girls, and we welcome all gender expressions.
  • No prior dance experience is required.
  • Class is free of charge.
  • Class takes place from 7 to 8 pm at the Camelot Common House, 69 Village Court, Berlin, MA.
  • Class is taught by Anne Rookey and Susan Dunphy. Anne and Susan together have over forty years of belly dance teaching experience, and are CORI certified.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, such as yoga or sweat pants and tee shirts.
Interested? Parents or guardians please contact Anne Rookey at anne.rookey@gmail.com for more information and to obtain enrollment paperwork.