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Weekly Announcements for BFS - July 6th, 2020

posted Jul 7, 2020, 5:42 PM by Forgotten Sea

From the Baron


Unto the populace of Forgotten Sea, Greetings!


During our respite from large public events, we look forward to seeing you healthy and happy to participate as events resume. With that in mind, any fitness/health preparations are important for maximum enjoyment. This includes physical strength, cardio fitness, and heat tolerance. Improvement in these areas can help us all embrace events as they resume. Of course, please do so responsibly and to your effort level.


Furthermore, when we meet, it is vital for all of us to be considerate and inclusive of each other. We believe the hospitality Calontir is known for will be our greatest asset as a Society.


We also invite you to our Curia business meeting this Wednesday, if you are interested in witnessing and participating in the direction of Our Barony. Please read on for the details of when/how to link to the online meeting.


Baron Gerald Kendall


Curia Meeting, 6:30 pm



From the Seneschal


Unto the Populace of Forgotten Sea:


“Hate speech” is not tolerated in the Society.


“Hate speech” is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits.

Such symbols and speech have no essential part of any discussion of ideas and are of so little value to the Society that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the harm caused.


The use by any participant in the Society may result in possible sanctions up to and including revocation of membership and denial of participation.


Please report any possible instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President of the SCA immediately.


For more information about hate speech and the reporting of the same, please refer to the Society Seneschal’s Handbook.


Simple Interpretation:


Any and all offensive, insulting or threatening speech (including the written word in social media posts) or symbols (including memes, cartoons and caricatures) regarding any individual(s) or group(s) that are based upon race, skin color, religion or belief system, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, disability, or other traits is prohibited to or between participants or members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


This does not apply only to individuals that do not agree with current popular or politically correct beliefs, concepts or opinions. Everyone is and will be protected equally! No one set of beliefs, concepts or opinions has more value than any others!


We all are, will and should be held to the same standard of conduct regardless of status, station, rank or position!


Simple Interpretation:


If you do not or cannot agree, and you are unable or unwilling to say anything nice to the other person, just don’t say or post anything!


The reality is that hate speech serves no positive purpose. It will never cause another person to align their beliefs or opinions with yours, and it can only serve to tarnish, erode and destroy your reputation.


Laird Brian Robert MacDougall, Seneschal

Virtual Fighter Practice This Wednesday at 7 pm


First, I would like to thank Count Logan and Master Ravasz for leading last week’s practice. It was recorded and we will get it uploaded for those who missed the virtual practice.


This week Count Semjaka will be leading our class on melee tactics. This is an excellent opportunity to learn fundamentals for our return to the melee fields.


Thank you,



Wednesday, July 8th – 7 pm – Melee Tactics with Count Semjaka


Join Fighter Practice Zoom Meeting:

From the Baronial A&S Champion

Since the Baronial A&S competition is on hold until we are having meetings again, I would encourage everyone who had an entry ready to consider submitting it for Kingdom A&S as well. This is an excellent chance to showcase the skills in our barony to a wider audience. More details are available at http://www.axedroot.calontir.org/virtual-kas-2020/ 
- Finán


Online Classes and Get-Togethers


No class this week (Curia). Next week THL Lorraine will teach about calendars in Books of Hours. In two weeks THL Ysabel will teach about medieval humours and food.


Baronial Meetings and Events:


·       Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Curia. How to join is listed above. Email seneschal@bfs-kc.org for more info.

·       Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm, BFS Virtual Fighter Practice.  Email marshal@bfs-kc.org for more info.


To add news or announcements, please send items to social.media@bfs-kc.org and webminister@bfs-kc.org. Thanks!