The Newsletter of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
January—February 2019 Issue
The Ice Dragon
In This Issue!
Who are we?
The Society for Creative
Anachronism (SCA) is an
international non-profit vol-
unteer educational organiza-
tion. The SCA is devoted to
the research and re-creation
of pre-seventeenth century
skills, arts, combat, culture,
and employing knowledge of
history to enrich the lives of participants through
events, demonstrations, and other educational presen-
tations and activities. The SCA's "Known World"
consists of 20 kingdoms and over 30,000 members
around the globe.
In the SCA, a Kingdom is a
large regional chapter of the
parent organization, SCA,
Inc. Each Kingdom is ruled
by a King and Queen. There
are 20 SCA Kingdoms world-
wide. The Kingdom of AE-
thelmearc was founded in 1997. AEthelmearc encom-
passes all of West Virginia, most of Pennsylvania,
and Central and Western New York.
The Barony of the
Rhydderich Hael is the local
group of the SCA in the
Kingdom of AEthelmearc
and covers the areas in and
around Buffalo, NY. We look
forward to meeting you!
The Canton of Beau Fleuve is
located within the borders of
The Barony of the
Rhydderich Hael and is locat-
ed in the Niagara Falls and
Cover Photo—Lady Thalia Papillon is ready
3 The Baron and Baroness
3 From the Chronicler
Court Reports - Baronial Investiture/40th An-
niversary (Photos by Lord Mikus)
SCA Largess Ideas - Baroness Juliana Rosalia
Dolce di Siena, OP (Photos and pictured
work by Lady Thalia Papillon)
7 Practices and meetings
Officer & Contact information UPDATED
10 Meeting minutes
13 Meeting minutes
17 Important Links!
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The Baron and Baroness
Greetings to the Barony! Words cannot express how won-
derful it was to see so many faces old and new who came to
Investiture. Getting to see all of your faces from the thrones
is an honor and privilege and we hope to serve you well.
Thank you again to all of the staff for all of your hard work
to pull off a successful, fun-filled event. And thank you to
Their Excellencies Magnus and Miriel for all of your hard
work. We hope that you enjoy your retirement. We are also
heartened to have seen so many join us for the future Ice
Dragon planning meeting held by Lord Rhys. The festival is
an important part of the work we do for the Barony and the
Kingdom at large. We look forward to the process of making
the best of this event for years to come, and the participation
of all who lend a hand.
Padraig and Juliana
From the Chronicler
Hello Haelies! Welcome to another issue of “The Ice Dragon”! This
issue is packed with a large backlog of Baronial meeting minutes, court
reports, and updated information on Baronial officers. If you are a Ba-
ronial officer or run a practice/meeting, please check your information
and see if it is correct. Send any corrections to me and I will make
changes in the next issue. I am still seeking a second deputy to learn
the job, and my goal is to have that person take over for me when my
term ends early next year. If you are interested in learning more about
this position, please contact me and we can discuss the requirements
and skills that are needed. I am willing to train interested people in the
SCA policy side of the job as well in the publication process. The only
hard requirement is you will need a computer, access to the internet,
and a software program that can handle desktop publishing. Finally,
a bit of fun news. Recently the results of the Master William Blackfox
Awards for A.S. 52 were announced. The William Blackfox awards
recognize excellence in the work of Chroniclers and newsletter contrib-
utors in the Society. I am proud to announce the Ice Dragon was named
the winner of “Best Special Issue” for The Ice Dragon-Baronial Elec-
tion Edition (2018). The Ice Dragon was also nominated for (but did
not win) “Best Layout and Design”. I am certainly honored to win this
category for a second time, but when it comes to making a special edi-
tion newsletter it is the contributors not the Chronicler who make this
newsletter possible. We all share in this honor. Thank you!
Events “at a glance”
Seven Deadly Sins/Investiture
Barony of Delftwood, February 9
Barony of Thescorre, February 23
Kingdom Arts & Science (Ealdormere)
Barony of Rising Waters, March 16
Spring Coronation in Kings Crossing
BMDL, April 5-7
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Hael - Magnus and Miriel.
An account of the final court of
Magnus and Miriel, Baron and
Baroness of the Barony of the
Rhydderich Hael in the Kingdom
of AEthelmearc, held at the Baro-
nial Investiture/40th Anniversary , the 1st day of December
in the 53rd year of the Society (2018 in the Common
year) in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. Reported by
THLady Zofia Kowalewska, Ice Dragon Pursuivant.
Their Excellencies welcomed all to share in the day and
thanked them for joining them in their final court.
Some old business needed to be attended . Although not pre-
sent, it was their Excellencies’ wish to induct THLady
Brigette de Sainte Mere-Église into the Order of the
Golden Bee in absentia to recognize her for her talent on the
hammered dulcimer, her scribal works and her bardic
works. Scroll by Baroness Rosamund von Glinde and
THLord Padraig O’Brandubh.
THL Cynwulf Rendell and THL Eleanore Godwin asked
for a brief moment of their Excellencies’ time. Gifted to
their Excellencies was a little “retirement land and home”.
They also asked to induct new Hounds into the pack. Gaston,
Josephine, Astride and Dark Oak were welcomed and
asked to wear the Hound’s badge.
Baron Magnus asked THL Cynwulf Rendell and THL
Eleanore Godwin to remain. Because of these two, our Ar-
chery community is now 39 strong and growing. Baron Mag-
nus gathered the broken arrows of the Hael Hounds and turn
then into favors and presented the Hael Hounds the favors.
Their Excellencies next wished
to thank a few individuals. In
the Words of Baron Magnus
“The story originates with our
good friend THL Wolfgang
Starcke. At one of our many
events, when the time came to
set up the Baronial thrones we
discovered that some of the
wooden pegs had gone missing.
Wolfgang made his way into the
woods and collected sticks that
he broke into pieces and used as pegs so the thrones could be
assembled. To me this simple act of service exemplified what
service means in the Society. How small acts of service sup-
port everything that we do and stand for. As I prepared to
step down I discovered that several of these small sticks re-
mained in the thrones bags. It was then I decided that these
should be made into relics to honor Wolfgang and the service
Those honored by Her Excellency Miriel:
Lord Joe the Silent, Mistress Geirny Thoryrimsdot-
tir, THL Zofia Kowalewska.
Those honored by His Excellency Magnus:
The Dow Family (Lord Chebe, Lady Natsu, & Lady
Kaido), Lady Thalia Papillon, Baron Rhiannon
Lord Fearghus mac Eoin was then asked to come forward
and ask to hold the Champions ready for the Incoming Excel-
Minamoto Roku-i Sakurako and Lady Natsu
(represented by Lord Chebe) were called for th to receive
their severance pay for all the work done. Each were
thanked and presented with a 5lb bag of rice which should
help sustain their families for some time. Those who served
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their Excellencies were released.
Being no further business, the final court of Magus and
Miriel was closed.
Baronial Investiture/40th Anniversary,
Rhydderich Hael - Padraig and Juliana.
An account of the court of Padraig and Juliana, Baron and
Baroness of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael in the King-
dom of AEthelmearc, held at the Baronial Investiture/40th
Anniversary , the 1st day of December in the 53rd year of
the Society (2018 in the Common year) in the Barony of the
Rhydderich Hael. Reported by THLady Zofia Kowalewska,
Ice Dragon Pursuivant with the assistance of Noble Rhys
Penbras ap Dafydd
Their Excellencies wished to see Lord Chebe and Lady
Simonetta and THLord Cynwulf Rendell and installed
them as Captain of the Guards (Sheriff) and Head Retain-
er and the Hounds as guards.
Then, the Senechal, Exchequer, Knight Marshall and