You made my feet hurt, my knee hurt, and my back hurt, but you also made my heart swell with joy and pride.
The joy came from seeing so many people in person that I hadn’t seen in a while, from seeing new and older people taking classes and smiling, watching kids and adults alike cast arrows down the range while they cheered and goaded each other on, and then watching others eat and talk while they renewed and created new friendships. This was the SCA I remember. The pride I felt came from watching people do their best to put on this event and seeing them show up late Friday afternoon to move tables, chairs, and such. Being there with them as they gathered Saturday morning to set up the ranges, put up the netting, get Troll ready, preparing the Feast, etc. and then helping throughout the day as everyone did their assignments with all their hearts and love for everyone attending. It made my “job” as the autocrat go so much smoother and easier (especially for the first time of doing it). This was the SCA I remember.
So, having said all of that – thank you to everyone that attended and everyone that helped! You are all the SCA I remember and I’m so excited to be in this Dream with you!
Thank you all for attending this years virtual event, Warden’s Challenge III…Now in HD! We greatly enjoyed sharing knowledge and laughs with you. But alas, it’s time to go. Our success is through your kindness and generous gift of time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”
In 2019 and 2020, the Shire was awarded the Crown’s Favor for efforts in support of Meridies and the reigning monarchs.
Award of the Crown’s Favor: given to territorial groups or households in the kingdom who have either served the kingdom directly or set worthy examples of behavior. Recipients may attach to their group’s device a small pennon: Argent, on a pale sable a mullet argent. This award may be received multiple times; each time another mullet is added to the pennon, up to a maximum of five. For each additional award, the mullets are changed one by one to gold.
Our second award was presented at Iris Faire in April of 2019 by King Sebastianos and Queen Morgan.
Our third Crown’s Favor was presented in a virtual court in May this year by King Boru VI and Queen Fianna.