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Weekly Announcements for BFS - June 29th, 2020

posted Jun 30, 2020, 5:03 PM by Forgotten Sea

From the Baroness


Greetings Unto the Barony,


First, his Excellency and I would like to wish everyone a safe and pleasant July 4th this coming weekend. Please remember that if you need to chat or need anything to help you feel more comfortable during this time of social distancing, please reach out to us or someone that you are close to. We realize Holidays are harder than we want to admit sometimes.


It is official that we are moving our Zoom meeting nights to Wednesdays at 7 pm this week. This decision was made by populace vote and we have listened to your preference. This week Master Melitus will visit with us about enameling. Please contact Ylva if you are interested in teaching a class. I know there is at least one opening still available for July, and we would love to have you teach a class with us.


In Service to Crown, Kingdom and the Dream,


Baroness Alianora


From the Seneschal


SCA In-Person Get-Togethers


Any public gathering announced on a recognized SCA social media site must follow All Kingdom and local government guidance! Their Majesties expect you to wear masks, socially distance, limit group size and observe any other guidelines affecting your location.


Please forward your ideas and plans to the Baronage and Seneschal so that we can assist. We don’t intend to or desire to monitor what individuals or small groups choose to do in private backyards, but if you hold an SCA gathering we expect you to obey The Crown and local authorities.




We still need:


·       Deputy Knight Marshal

·       Exchequer

·       Web Minister

·       Deputy Seneschal


The Barony does not run itself. Please share your time and talent.

Grace Period Ends Wednesday


The Society grace period for membership renewal ends July 1. Anyone that holds an office or warrant and needs assistance in keeping membership current should send an email to seneschal@bfk-kc.org or artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org or message me or Countess Ylva on Facebook. Help is available.


Ld. Brian Robert MacDougall

From the Arts and Sciences Minister


Virtual Kingdom Arts & Sciences July 18


Calontir will hold a virtual Kingdom A&S this year. As Ms. Kristine nic Tallieur says:

“Though we cannot meet in person, due to Their Majesties wise decree, we are still able to move forward with the Kingdom Arts & Sciences event in a fashion. Following a similar model to those used in other kingdoms over the last few months, a Virtual Calontir Kingdom Arts and Sciences Event will be held online on the same date as the original (July 18th).”




·       Entrants may enter a project which is display only or they may request a feedback session.

·       We will need judges to work the feedback sessions. Please use the judge database to update your availability.

·       There will be no Championship competition this year

·       The event will be FREE. Attendees may come from all over the Known World (though entrants are Calontir-only.) Please feel free to share.


Entry forms and event information can be found on Axed Root’s page: http://www.axedroot.calontir.org/virtual-kas-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0BvOVeeiKNF7YylKNtNtRQzDOkapSKjwAmcid94tFnX1h6_27R4JGJX_U


Need more information? An Entrant Information Session will be held this Thursday, July 1 at 6:30 pm. Mistress Kristine nic Tallieur and Lord Giovanni Loredan have a short presentation regarding how the display of entries will appear and will host a Q&A session after. The Facebook event page is at https://www.facebook.com/events/749683025836793/?active_tab=about.


Virtual Classes Continue on Wednesdays


Here’s a look at July’s Zoom classes:


·       July 1, 7 pm: Enameling with Master Mellitus. This class will cover the steps for creating a cloisonne enamel medallion: materials, preparation, and execution.


·       July 8: No class (Curia).


·       July 15: Medieval calendars with THL Lorraine. Calendars found in books of hours are beautiful, but what do they mean? Learn how to decipher them and how they were used.


·       July 22: Medieval Humours with THL Ysabel.


All classes start at 7 pm. If the class has a handout, a link to it will be posted several days before the class.


Jarlkonna Ylva


Virtual Fighter Practice Using Zoom This Wednesday at 7 pm


Thanks to His Grace Hirsch for teaching last week’s virtual practice. For those of you who could not make the class, or if you are like me, wanting to review all of his secrets, we have not one link to a video, but two links. We also have a link to the handout for the class.


Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIiSJa3AVUQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1varEJfF3AV6x2ONsebAfj06PQe4o348gRff1rcIE_Ssbmq3C1P_kl-qM


Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBFKPLNCp84


Link 3 (handout): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1df3-xQ7ReAZ0EnfURgJVs2-TKZVaceYi/view?fbclid=IwAR1cdz6uVovHLl8XUcNyMj_zl7HCciDVTg0S4cuB2Mnf162foJM9l3ywsaw


This week both Master Ravasz and Count Logan will be showing us stretches and exercises for fighting fitness. This is aimed at both steel and rattan fighters. They highly recommend wearing clothing that allows you to participate if you choose. Please join us this Wednesday as usual. We will once more try to record the practice.


Thank you,




Wednesday July 1 – 7 pm – Stretching and Exercises for fighting fitness – Master Ravasz Janos and Count Logan


Baronial Meetings and Events:


·       Wednesday, 7 pm, BFS Virtual Meeting and A&S Class.  Email baroness@bfs-kc.org for more info.

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

·       Thursday, 6:30-8 pm, Virtual Kingdom A&S Entrant Information Session. Contact Kristine nic Tallieur (Karen Barker) on Facebook or see the Facebook event page (information listed above).