Curia Minutes 2015-06

Barony of Madrone Curia

Meeting Notes for

June 8, 2015


B&B Welcome (Baron Stefan of Pembroke/Baroness Emmelina de Coventry)

·      June Faire awesomeness discussed

·      Congratulations to Lady Magdalena (AoA) and HL Rignach (JdL)



Seneschal Welcome and Report (Lady Gera Gangolffin)

·      Social Media piece and website kicking in

·      Continuing issue with storage unit not sending invoices!  Will fix next week.

·      Also looking at moving storage facilities (due to utter lack of communication from this facility)

·      JULY CORONATION:  If you wish to camp with the barony at July Coronation, please contact Sarra the Brave not later than June 11.


Exchequer Report (HL Lianor Pereira DoValle)


            Money Market                       $ 17.616.86

            Checking                     $  7,431.99



Close out

            None to close out currently


In Process

·      Peasants’ Revel

o   Sgt. Karrel says: 

§  Event is up on the Kingdom Calendar

§  Facebook Page is active

§  Ready to have an event!  Bring shade, bring water, plan on coming and enjoying yourself!

§  Did email Maddie regarding the cheese.  Looks like a go, he will give her another reminder shortly. Expect that requests for donations will be coming soon.


·      Emprise of the Black Lion (Master Guillaume de Garrigues)

o   No report this month.


·      Madrone Baronial Feast (Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna)

o   EIF is in.  I will be adding info to the Kingdom website and setting up a Facebook event shortly.  I have 2 confirmed classes so far, Baroness Bergdis with an edible garnish class, and Master Owen the Merry will be doing something on Comedia del Arte since that fits nicely with the theme of the event.

o   Sarra will be taking reservations when those open after July Coronation.  I still need a gate head (very easy job at this event!) and a decorations person/team.

o   If anyone has any questions or would like to help, please contact me!




·      Rapier Championship (Renzo)

o   Has breakdown for money portion but needs to work through details on insurance, etc.

§  Lady Gera indicates that (a) no site fee because the barony already takes care of the site for fighter practice

§  Will be getting insurance for the site for practice anyway, so won’t need to do it again for this particular night.

o   Contacting people for site tokens.

o   Has spoken to people for gate.

o   Will work with herald to coordinate for court.

o   Copies of proposed budget given to B&B and Seneschal for review

o   Date:  September 28


·      May Crown 2016 (Stephen des Jardin)

o   Announces that he will be a silly crazy person, and will propose doing a May Crown. 

o   Will do the same site in Vulkanfeldt.  Spoke with Vulkanfeldt Seneschal; presenting at Vulkanfeldt meeting tonight as well.

o   Presenting it for the first time tonight.

o   Currently no bid at this point in time.  If it is accepted in July, he would submit at July Coronation.

o   Midhaven might be thinking about repeating; will check with them as well.

o   Baron Stefan extends his thanks to Stephen for coming forward with this.


Old Business

·      Amtgard joint practice

o   July 25 is a good date.  It does conflict with Pennsic.

o   Amtgard is very excited

o   They will go to Marymoore Park and get space.

o   If one of the pavilions is not reserved, we can take that over from the day

o   They are VERY interested in music and scribal

o   This will be a joint practice, so fighting as well

o   Will speak with Alicia about putting this on the baronial calendar (but this will not be an event on the Kingdom Calendar.




New Business

            No new business


Officer Reports

New officers:

            Welcome to our new A&S Minister, HE Aeron!!


Officer positions accepting applications:

·      Branch Marshal

o   We have one applicant at this time

o   Don Enzio says, yes, I’d still like the job!

o   Master Sean is now free!

o   Lady Gera extends thanks to Don Enzio for his service!

·      Gold Key Deputy

o   Still looking for a Gold Key Deputy!

o   Perhaps a brief job description would be a good thing.


Reports from Guilds, Officers, Subgroups


Culinary (HL Ysolt of Wind Hill) 

·      Continuing on!

·      The only thing to report, two reconstructions this month

·      06/14 in Ballard

·      The following Thursday in Eastgate

·      Video night at the end of the month

Dance (Lord Ranulf Mirthe)

Good morrow.

My apologies for delayed report.


Master Guillaume and Camp Fromage Party Band rehearse weekly on replica period instruments, performing at events.


April 20th

Social, Barony of Madrone

(Trahaern and I recovering from Known World Dance Symposium in Drachenwald and Perfectly Period Feast North in Longbranch; failed to attend)

Can re-send lengthy report on PPFN if desired.


May 9th?

MayFaire, Glymm Mere

Presume dance and music happened


May 15-17

Crown Tourney

Presume dance and music happened

(Absent; with Goode’s Companye of Foote demonstrating pike and shotte drill at Armed Forces Day, Ft Lewis)


May 18th

Baronial Social cancelled due to Crown

(Traheran, Soelig, Alen and I arrive separately and depart)


June 5-7

June Faire, Dragonslaire

Music by Lady Antonia di Galicia and friends, Lord Patrick, and Master Guillaume and the Camp Fromage Party Band, among others. Presume dance happened as well.


Thank you for your time and attention.


Good luck with your projects, and I hope this finds you and your loved ones happy and healthy.


HL Ranulf Mirthe

mka Toivo Rovainen

Equestrian (Mistress Annisa)

·      Two practices this month

·      Postponed last month due to conflict

·      06/13 and 06/27, practice out in Maple Valley



Pewter (Master Sean O’Conner)

·      Received a bid because someone wants them to do something

·      Has had an offer to do that particular thing


Archery (Mistress Shadhra Aliya)

·      Practices continue

·      Wednesday nights at 6pm

Arts & Sciences (5/17) (HE Aeron Corrino)

Chamberlain (4/14) (HL Karrel der Ertmundigender)

            Nothing to report this month.



Chatelaine (6/16)(Baroness Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir)

We had 4 new email or Facebook inquiries in May, 3 brand new, and 1 transplant. We also had 6 new members in the meet-up group. I have provided information, and generally encouraged the new contacts to come to a Social (Madrone or Porte de l’Eau) as their first activity. We had a few new people at the Month Baronial Social.


Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir

Chatelaine for the Barony of Madrone

Herald (6/16) (Lady Matilda Stoyle)

Greetings, Madronans!

Here is the June report for heraldic goings-on in May.

Events/Court Report
Madrone did not hold any events since my last report.

Misc Announcements
Emprise of the Black Lion is coming up in September.  Start planning your banners, helmet crests, and other heraldic display now!

Your humble herald is getting really, really tired of not having a working internet connection at home.

Name and Device Registrations
Recently registered:

* Basil Dragonstrike. Heraldic will.
Upon his death, all of Basil’s names and armory, both those registered at this time and any registered in future, are released.

* Enzio Bandinelli. Device. Per pale wavy gules and argent, a unicorn and a bear combattant counterchanged.

* Genevieve Marie Etiennette de Montagne. Badge. (Fieldless) On a sunflower proper a hummingbird hovering Or.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a hummingbird.

* Rowan of Atherdee. Name and device. Argent, a wooden rowboat with a single oar proper, a base wavy azure and a chief embattled purpure.  Please advise the submitter to draw the waviness of the base with more amplitude, and to draw the boat and oar so that it does not overlap the base.

* Sean O’Conner. Device. Argent, a rook sable and on a chief gules three chess rooks argent.
Nice device!

(Those comments are verbatim from the Letter of Acceptances and Returns at .)

Recently returned:

* Mariia Aleksandra Lavrovna. Badge. (Fieldless) A domestic cat couchant argent in a wooden box proper.

The reason for return is given as:  “This badge is returned for not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. Blazoned as “in a wooden box”, the cat isn’t in the box as it is not contained. Is it not either overall, as it does not extend over either side; neither is it atop, since there is still overlap between the cat and the box. Although, unlike Schrodinger’s, this cat is unambiguously alive, the fact that his position relative to the box is not blazonable forces us to return this submission.

We will note that, based on the provided documentation, the use of trian aspect for the box is appropriate to improve recognizability.”

Currently in the registration process:

Have been decided on by Laurel, but the Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) is still being proofread:
Oddr Þiálfason – blanket permission to conflict with his arms and heraldic will on 2015-02-28 LOI

Being decided at this month’s Laurel meetings:
Verena Reynhartt – name and device on 2015-03-31 LOI
Oddr Þiálfason – transfer of badge on 2015-03-31 LOI

Under the first round of discussion by heralds within An Tir, on a Kingdom Letter of Intent (KLoI):
Antoine Dragone – device on 2015-05-20 KLoI
Elizabeth Nightingale – device on 2015-05-20 KLoI
Gwen de Worde – name, device, and badge on 2015-05-20 KLoI
Madelena Vieri – name on 2015-05-20 KLoI


Matilda Stoyle
Red Tree Pursuivant

Lists (HL Rowena D’ath-fhirdia)

Branch Marshal (5/15)

·      Don Enzio is our new Branch Marshal

Youth Armored Combat Marshal (Lady Sara Pixie)

Rapier (12/15) (HL Renzo di Venturius)

Scribe (6/16) (HL Rignach of Argyll)


Reframing Madrone Charter – Step One : Fix seal on old charter. Update: The king has been added into the loop and it seems a new seal will be organized between our Baron and the King. Project on hold until a seal gets to me.


Scribal Night:

Date & Time: The scribal night is happening the first & third Mondays. The Next meeting is June 15st. Location is the KapKa school where fight practice is happening.

Charters: I received zero painted charters in May. I have no kingdom charters to hand out. Please return to me anything you have outstanding, even unfinished work. I am trying to amass enough Baronial charters to cover both the Emprise *AND* Banquet because they are too close together for work to occur between.

Current Stock: Based on what I have and guesstimated need for the next three events. No production occurred over the Nov-Dec holidays last year. I project none will this year.

                Tsvetis: Have 5, Need 8-10 Total

                Green Leafs: Have 13, Need 10-12 Total

                Gwraidds: Have 8, Need 2 Total

                Champions: Have 1 and 1 that needs the calligraphy re-inked, Need 4 Total

                Saplings: Have 1, Need 3 total

                Book marks: Have 0, Need 12 total

                Thank Yous: Have 0, Need 4 total


Attendance: June 1 :  one scribe and myself in attendance. No painting, but my deputy dropped in from fighting and we had discussions and much socializing did occur. One other fighting scribe popped in to say hi.

Classes: No class on the first, hence only one attendee (my carpool buddy).

Upcoming subjects for June will include:  Calligraphy – Part Two


Office Materials:

Purchased: No purchases made in May

Still Needed:

Framing for Madrone Charter and Scribal Regalia


Black wax melting/pouring pot (using coke can for now)

Box to contain all the seal making elements – needs to be heavy duty enough to contain the cast iron griddle, all the wax, matrix, poured seals, melting pots, tools, and foils.

Archival storage for past reign charters & masters – looking at portfolios and acid free boxes. So far, these seem expensive solutions.


May Goals:

Build up an inventory of charters ready to be signed and sealed (In Progress)

Deputy to confirm Teachers for Classes – (In Progress)

Get approval for continued work on Framing projects – (In Progress)

Get names for scrolls for two fall events from the Baron & Baroness for assignment to scribes (Requested)

Investigate Port d’leau scribal night – (Not started)


June Goals:

Train deputy on sealing charters (Not Started)

Scroll assignments – if you want to make an original scroll contact me (Not Started)

Get Super Secret Squirrel Project finished (In Progress)


In Service,


Lady Rignach of Argyll

Baronial Scribe, Madrone

Thrown Weapons – (HL Klaufi Hafrsson)

·      Practice is continuing

·      Thursday nights at 7pm

Web (8/16) (Lady Alicia du Bois)

I had other life commitments that kept me from making progress on my goals during the month of May. I am unable to make the meeting tomorrow as I need to be at a function at my son’s school.

I continue to receive feedback and suggestions for our Baronial Website. This is wonderful and I welcome more!

I had one request/question regarding the madrone mailing list and have passed that question along up the chain of command.

Goals for May 2015 (now for June 2015):


Baronial Website Project: 

– Meet with Website Redesign Team regarding current and new sitemap

– Finalize sitemap

– Design decision: stay with current design or change designs?


Website Maintenance:

– create an event page (as requested by Event Stewards) for Baronial A&S 2016.

– create an event page for Peasant’s Revel? For Baronial Banquet? 

– contact Tim regarding other domain names we have registered so we can keep them all together and make sure they all point to the same place.

– ongoing maintenance as needed/requested.

– upload curia minutes/financial committee minutes as requested

– follow up with kingdom Webminister regarding madrone mailing list question


Respectfully submitted,

Alicia du Bois

Webster of Madrone


Canton of Porte de l’Eau (Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna)

The Canton that Can keeps flowing along smoothly.  The Friday night Practice/Social continues to be well attended.  Now that it is light later, archery and thrown weapons can happen, but both of these activities are BYOM (bring your own marshal) since we can’t guarantee there will be a marshal available.  I would remind everyone now that it is event season to check our website under “Armored Combat” for cancellations due to events.