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Event Steward’s Log

Event Stewards’ Log:
At the end of last week I sent a message to the district office to see if they got all the paperwork, including the insurance certificate. It turned out that the insurance certificate had arrived, but not the application. I checked with the on-site person to whom I’d given the application, and it turned out he was holding several for the next school year and planned to turn them in all at once to the district. Well, at least I know it didn’t get lost.

I went to Junefaire to promote the event. I put up biffy postings, and handed out fliers to all the people I could in the A&S demo area. I talked to Laurels on site to ask if they could make it to the event and participate in the Laurel Scavenger Hunt or A&S Consult table.

Over the days after Junefaire, I put the names of Laurels who could help in an electronic Word document. I noted what activities they were able to help with, and whether I needed to contact them later because they weren’t able to commit at this time.

I sent out an e-mail advertising the event to the Wyewood List and Laurel’s list.

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Baronial Polling – Candidates

Greetings Wyewood.

This Friday at the FCS we will have an opportunity for you to chat with and ask any questions you may have of the baronial candidates. Although we had a number of candidates nominated only one couple was able to accept their nomination; Lady Alessandra and Lord Evrard. Below is the letter of intent that was submitted as well as both of their SCA resumes.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

In service,

Deputy Seneschal

*Letter of Intent*

Unto Their Royal Majesties Eirik and Driffina, Their Royal Highnesses Kjartan and Sha’ya, Their Excellencies Robert and Gabrielle, and the wonderful populace of the Barony of Wyewood, do we, Lord Evrard de Valogne and Lady Alessandra da Montefeltro send our warmest and most humble greetings. This letter shall serve as our honest intention to put ourselves forward for consideration as candidates to serve as Baron and Baroness of Wyewood.

To that end, we acknowledge and can accept the commitment of three years of service to the Barony of Wyewood, of which we have seen the responsibilities as laid out in Corpora and in the baronial customary. If chosen, we intend to make ourselves available to the populace through all means be that in person, phone, email or social media.

Our vision for the future of the barony is to foster growth. Growth not only through creating a welcoming environment for any newcomers but also by encouraging all of our populace to explore the many opportunities available within our barony, the kingdom, and Society. To improve quality and increase enjoyment of everyone’s’ participation.

Service and expanding knowledge is very dear to both of us. We are both currently officers of this barony and marshals. We attend practices and project days. In addition, teaching and taking courses in new skills has deepened our appreciation for The Dream and has kept us both participating for over 20 years. It would be our goal to inspire others to find their path, wherever it may lead.

We wish to serve as Baron and Baroness out of our love for the Barony – our family. The populace has gained notice for its dedicated service; hospitality; open welcome of visitors, old friends, and new members; and their support of each other and the barony. Guiding gently, maintaining the Baronial tradition of fun and welcome, we will continue to foster the feeling of community by building upon the efforts of our founding coronets.

Wyewood is full of amazing individuals and the Baron and Baroness are nothing without them. As such, we intend to support our officers and populace to the utmost of our abilities. We will also rely on them to help make our vision a reality. As representatives of the Crown, we will be open to our populace; listening to them, their thoughts, their feelings, and relaying those opinions to the Crown as well as communicating the wishes of the Crown to our Populace.

We remain in service,

Evrard de Valogne, AoA, GdS, OGGS, JdL
mka David Keil,

Alessadra da Montefeltro, AoA, GdS, JdL
mka Denise Garlington,

*SCA Resumes*

*Name:* Evrard de Valogne

*Arms:* Argent, on a pale between two pheons azure an arrow inverted headed
of a fleur-de-lis Or.


AoA- AS 39 An Tir
Companion of the Fork – Wyewood AS 39
Companion of the Knife- Wyewood AS 40
Companion of the Spoon- Wyewood AS 40
Goutte de Sang- AS 42 An Tir
Wye Knot- AS 42 Wyewood
Grey Goose Shaft- AS 43 An Tir
Green Leaf- AS 44 Madrone
Gwraidd- AS 44 Madrone
Tsveti (blue)- AS 45 Madrone
Jambe de Lion- AS 45 An Tir
La Compaignie de la Forche (Wyewood) AS 50
Began SCA in 1991 at Junefaire. Started shooting archery in the same year.

*Arrow Making/ Fletching:*
Started fletchng my own arrows in 1992. Have crafted over 1500 arrows in my career for myself and fellow archers. I greatly enjoy the creative process of crafting beautiful precision equipment and the constant learning of new and old techniques.
Champion's Arrows

Started with Wyewood in 2003, quickly became deputy to branch herald.

Restarted archery in Wyewood in 2004, became Chief Archer. Since then archery has been a major force for the branch in numbers, activity, a ccomplishments and service to the kingdom.

*Training and outfitting new archers: *

In addition to fletching arrows I also am a resource of finding suitable bows for new archers. I will find used bows on ebay/craigslist for reasonable prices, clean the bows up from just removing old tape and leather to completely refinishing the bow.

*Armor Manufacture:*

Participated in a weekly armor workshop for 3 years in Wyewood at Tristan de Ver’s home. Developed a Cherbourg style plastic plate body armor covered in leather and assisted in making 24 sets for prospective and current fighters. We made gorgets, gauntlets, greaves and vambraces of mostly leather and plastic. Also gave basic instruction in fighting techniques.

*Marshalling: *
Warranted TAM in 2004, Senior in 2006.
Warranted Junior Armored Combat Marshal in 2004, Senior in 2010
Thrown Weapons Marshal in 2006, Senior later that year.
Combat Archery Marshal in 2008, Senior in 2010

*Armored Combat:*
One of the original Fyrdmen of Wyewood, fought sword and shield for seven years.
Combat Archer for Clan Carn from 2009-Present, Lance Corporal


Chief Archer of Wyewood 2004-05 Re launched archery in the branch in 2004 and fostered it to its current strength of over 70 archers registered in our groups listing.

Wyewood Herald from 2005-07

Contingency Deputy to the Kingdom Royal Archer 2007-2011 Assisted with re-write to the Book of Target in 2010. I also was the MIC of the Kingdom Protector Tournament for two years.

Chief Archer of Madrone 2007-2011 MIC for September Crown as the hosting branch and three time MIC for Emprise of the Black Lion and Lionhearts archery championship.

Madrone Herald from 2011-2013
Clan Carn Herald from 2009-Present
Wyewood Baronial Marshal and Chief Archer 2015-Present


Archery Bracers and Arrow Quivers
Armor Construction


Basic Archery, Intermediate Techniques on a weekly basis at the Wyewood archery range.
Target Archery Marshalling
Target arrows construction of modern and medieval styles
Combat arrow construction


Midhaven Archery Champion AS 42-43
Madrone Archery Champion AS 43-44
Archery Champion of Druim Doinnean AS 45-46
Wyewood Archery Champion AS 48-49


Dearbhail ingean ui Donnchaidh- 9/2008 Order of the Grey Goose Shaft 6/2/2012
Wulfwyn Aethulfwulfsdothor- 1/2009; Order of the Grey Goose Shaft 1/25/2014
Tymme Lytefellow- 1/2009; Order of the Grey Goose Shaft 5/31/2014
Aetheria de Fleury- 3/2012
Dragomira Sokolov- 8/2013
Aurora Prindle- 8/2013
Giulia Stanizi- 5/2015


*Name: *Alessandra da Montefeltro (registered May 2005)
*Arms:* Azure, an open book and on a chief Or a quill pen fesswise between two lozenges Gules (November 2013)

*Current Affiliations*
Barony of Wyewood, where I live and play; Sep-2011 to Present
Member of Clan Carn; Aug-2010 to Present
Protege of Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol

*Offices Held*
Seneschal of the Barony of Wyewood, Apr-2015 to Present
Crier Listings Editor, Feb-2011 to Present
Deputy Seneschal of the Barony of Wyewood, Apr-2013 to Apr-2015
Kingdom Lists Minister (KLM), Jan-2003 to Jan-2007
Subscribing Member, 1996 to Present
First event – September Crown 1995 (AS XXX)

*Kingdom Awards*
Award of Arms (Skepti Ravensfury & Asa Starradottir), Jul-22-2000 (AS XXXV)
Order of the Goutte de Sang (Thorin Njalsson & Dagmaer in Hvassa), Sep-4-2004 (AS XXXIX)
Order of the Jambe de Lion (Ieuan Gower & Gwyneth Gower), Sep-14-2013 (AS XLVIII)

*Non-Armigerous Awards*
Star of Eisenmarche, Mar-27-1999 (AS XXXIII)
Companion of the Royal Company of the Sable Rose, Argent
Green Leaf of Madrone
Princess’ Knot of Avacal; given by HRH Bryjna Lovisdottir of Axewater, Feb-2011 (AS XLV)
Prince’s Favour of Tir Righ; given by HRH Alden ap Owain, Mar-2011 (AS XLV)
Princess’ Talon of Favour of Tir Righ; given by HRH Katherine Moore, Mar-2011 (AS XLV)
Forget-me-not; given by HRM Dagmaer in Hvassa, Jan-2012 (AS XLVI)
Forget-me-not; given by HRM Astrid av det Fjord Landskap, Jan-2013 (AS XLVII)
Forget-me-not; given by HRM Caoimhe ingen Domnaille, Jul-2013 (AS XLVIII)
Princess’ Knot of Avacal; given by HRH Sadb ingen Thuathail, Aug-2013 (AS XLVIII)
Bountiful Hand; given by TRM Ieuan Gower & Gwyneth Gower, Jan-2014 (AS XLVIII)
La Compaignie de la Forche (Wyewood); given by Their Excellencies Baron
Robert de la Trinitie and Baroness Gabrielle Lepinay, Mar-2015 (AS XLIX)
Bountiful Hand; given by TRM Savaric Coeur-de-Lion & Dalla in Fagra, May-2015 (AS L)
Forget-me-not; given by HRM Dalla in Fagra, Jul-2015 (AS L)
Order of the Jeweled Ring (Gleann Abhann); given by HRM Joan of Ooc, Oct-2015
Forget-me-not; given by HRM Mary Grace of Gatland, Jan-2016 (AS L)

*Guild Memberships*

Madrone Pewters Guild
An Tir Lampworkers Guild
Royal Company of the Sable Rose
Madrone Sewing Guild
Embroiders and Embellishers’ Sub-Guild


Marshal: Warranted Junior Armored Combat Marshal in Aug-2013
Retinue: Royal and Baronial beginning in Jul-2011
Embellishment, especially blackwork
Lists, local to kingdom level
Pewter casting
Glass etching
Silk painting

Event Steward’s Log, Supplemental

Event Steward’s Log, Supplemental: One of my philosophies of being an event steward, is “Do one thing for the event, every day.” It doesn’t have to be big. Sometimes I answer someone’s e-mail about the event and let that count. One day I decided I wanted to make a collage of last year’s pictures for this year’s Facebook event. So I took a couple minutes to figure out how I could do that – I didn’t make the collage then, I just went to PowerPoint to check if I could overlap pictures on that program, and then cut it with the Snipping Tool. So it was just a moment figuring out how to do the thing, even if I wasn’t going to do the thing that moment. Some days I fish for thing I could do because nothing is urgent. Like one day it was, “Well, I guess I could start on the Crier ad.” One thing a day, and then one isn’t in a panicked rush at a due date, or overwhelmed with a lot to do at once.

Event Steward’s Log

Event Steward’s Log: At the business meeting at FCS, I asked who could forward the Facebook message about Arts Unframed to other local branches. I wrote down who agreed to send to which branch. Over the next day, as people told me when they shared the event, I checked them off my list. People I didn’t hear from specifically, I sent a private message to ask if they forwarded the event. I did end up getting the event shared on FB with all the local groups I was aiming for. In addition, I continued to have e-mail conversations with Tymme as the website is readied. I’ll release that info after Junefaire, because to send it out right before a major regional event seems like it’ll get buried in posts related to this weekend. In addition, I made biffy postings and handouts to take to Junefaire myself. Since Junefaire has a large A&S contingent, it will be an ideal time to promote my event one-on-one and get Laurels signed up to participate.

Event Steward’s Log

Event Stewards’ Log: I made biffy posting fliers and gave them to Ameline to post at May Crown. Tymme sent me a link to a draft website for feedback and I responded with some thoughts. I started on the Crier ad for this year (again cheating by starting with last year’s). I checked to see if the ad for the event on Facebook got posted to other branch’s Facebook pages – it seems it did not. I don’t really want to join a bunch of groups (which some require) just to post this ad. I will bring this up at the business meeting to see if I can get more formal agreements to share the ad to other groups. (If anyone is reading this who wants to share that ad,which is below, please do, and let me know which ones you shared with). In positive news, I just received my copy of the insurance certificate from the SCA, which means that the school district should have it any minute now, too.

Barony of Wyewood – Baronial Polling

Baron Robert de la Trinitie and Baroness Gabrielle Lepinay request nominations for those who would succeed them as the next Baron and Baroness of Wyewood.

Nominations should be sent to Lady Ameline de Beaumont at by May 15th, 2016.

Letters of Intent and Resumes are due on May 27th, 2016 – please forward copies to Baron Robert and Baroness Gabrielle at; and the Wyewood Deputy Seneschal (Ameline de Beaumont) at

Documents from all applicants will be forwarded in a single package to Their Majesties.

The following schedule outlines the remainder of the polling process:
June 5th, 2016 – Polling forms will be mailed;
June 10th, 2016 at 7:30pm – Candidate meet and greet with the populace at United Christian Church, 15509 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058;
June 17th, 2016 – Polling form deadline, forms must be postmarked by this date.

Only current, paid members who reside within the boundaries of the Barony are eligible to receive a polling form. Officers and Sergeants residing outside this area must contact the Deputy Seneschal (Ameline de Beaumont) with proof of membership and mailing address no later than June 5th, 2016.

Those who do not contact the Deputy Seneschal by this deadline will not receive a polling form. Anyone who does not receive a polling form is welcome to send comments to the Crown directly.

Additional questions may be directed to Lady Ameline de Beaumont, Deputy Seneschal of Wyewood, at

Event Steward’s Log

Event Steward’s Log — This week I finished filling out the site application, and wrote up the request for the insurance certificate we need to order for corporate. Fortunately, I have the request for the insurance certificate saved from the last Arts Unframed, so I could use that and just change the date. For the certificate order, I also confirmed with my site contact that the fax number to send the cert to was the same as last year. I sent Tymme, my website person, the information on what pages I’d like the event website to include. I contacted another person I knew who took lots of pictures at the last Arts Unframed and asked if I could use them for the new event website or FB page.

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Fiber Night! New Location

Reminder that Fiber Night is tomorrow (Thursday) at a new location! It’s the Starbucks near Ikea and the archery range. The address is 8825 S 180th St, Kent, WA 98032. It is on the south side of 180th between Baja Fresh and Jack in the Box. Starts at 7:00.

Event Steward’s Log:

Event Steward’s Log: After much life happening, and having to move the event date, I’m finally able to really start the process of putting Arts Unframed together. Here’s what I did this week:
– I started by checking the An Tir calendar to make sure Blatha moved their event so we wouldn’t be on top of each other. Clicking on the link to Arts Unframed just to check it, I discovered the location was incorrect. Once you submit the EIF (Event Information Form) the calendar usually sends you a link that will let you edit your event’s calendar page yourself. I couldn’t find any record of that link so I e-mailed the calendar to get it again. They responded quickly and I at least deleted the incorrect information, and will get to adding more when I have more time.
– I checked if the event was on the Wyewood site, and discovered it was on the main page but with the old date. I e-mailed our webster to get that corrected (thanks Isidora!)
– I started thinking about the website and Facebook page and went looking at last year’s Arts Unframed FB page to see if there were good pictures I could use for the banner this year. I sent FB private messages to some folks who had taken pictures to ask their permission to use them.
– I started filling out the official site application from the Kent School District. The site manager already put me on the school calendar, but the official paperwork still has to go through the district office. In reading the application it reminded me that I need to order an insurance certificate.
– I e-mailed our exchequer Sofia to ask when the next convenient time would be to get a check to pay for the insurance certificate (it cots $50 and has to be ordered from corporate). This turns out to be the next FCS.

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Last Installment of Basic Heraldry at next FCS

At the next FCS on Friday, May 13, I will hold the last installment of my basic heraldry class. This series is great for those studying for sergeantry trials, those wanting to design their own devices and badges, those interested in joining the heraldic community and anyone who just likes to learn!
The upcoming lesson will include how to use and blazon the various types of charge groups that can appear in a device, such as primary, secondary, tertiary, overall, and strewn charges. I will also discuss some common style issues. Interactive blazon practice will be part of the instruction. There is no cost of the class. Bring note taking materials if desired.

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