The Kingdom of An Tir proudly presents the first ethereal court of King Christian the third and Queen Helene the third, 16 August 2020
KING CHRISTIAN III
Hello An Tir! We come back to you again because we have announcements to make. we have words that we’d like to speak do you, some updates that we want to give you, and just speak about the current state of the Kingdom at this time.
As you might know there has been a notification and release from the Board of Directors. This was with a petition that had gone from multiple kingdoms in support of canceling foreseeable events up until at least the end of January 2021.
This is something that we had understood, we had read fully, we agreed with the purpose behind this. And so, we have put our names behind it as support. As one of the coastal Kingdoms, we do see ourselves hit fairly hard, at least originally, and still occurrences are coming up as far as the issues with COVID-19 and we believe that it was the best move to be able to again limit exposure, limit access to those who may be exposed, and hopefully encourage those to take care of themselves at home, to look to their families, to look to the things that are essential and necessary before looking at extracurricular activities and the fun that that we do have, we do love, and we do want to return to.
But at this time, for safety’s sake, it would be best to postpone that and to resume when we are healthy. And we all can do so together.
It is not done easily. It does not feel good to say no we cannot play; no we cannot have the fun that we had before. But rest assured, the more that we do, the sooner we will be able to.
We have found amazing success with all of the interactions, all of the different events that are happening online; the flexibility, and real ingenuity that has come out of this. It may be a forced measure but it is one of those things that is wonderful to see the creativity that has come out of it and been able to push forward what we do in our society and take that online and present it to the world, nonetheless our kingdom itself.
We commend everyone that is involved with that we love it we see it everywhere and we are just immensely impressed. We wanted to make a very specific call out to that and say thank you. Thank you for all the work that you’ve done.
There is a ton of work being done behind the scenes whether it’s at home or in small groups together to manage this.
It is absolutely heartwarming to be able to maintain our community and we would ask you to look to that. To do those things take part in those things and help out if you can if you have those skills to be able to contact those that have notified that they are going to put be putting on events.
We are going to be having more events like that listed on our calendar and online to be able to identify the events that need help and need volunteers from home. We would love to see the massive amount of people that come out to help events in person now transform online. So please do, and thank you for your help.
As you know, there are many officers within the Kingdom of An Tir. Many people put their hands to hard work for our populace and to uphold and to protect our kingdom. One of the greatest roles with the greatest responsibility is that of the Kingdom Seneschal.
AN TIR KINGDOM SENESCHAL, ALIANORA GREYMOOR, OP
Thank you, Your Majesties. I do have a few pieces of administrative business that should be announced into Your court.
My first pieces of business are an unpleasant necessity of my role as Seneschal. I have four sanctions that need to be announced.
On June 6, 2020, Their Majesties, King Christian III and Queen Helene III of An Tir have issued the sanction of Temporary Removal from Participation in the SCA against Deborah Parker, known in the SCA as Temperence Trewelove. This sanction precludes attendance or participation in any manner at any SCA activity, event, practice, or official gathering for any reason, at any time. This includes a ban on participation in officially recognized SCA social media sites, officially recognized SCA electronic email lists, and officially recognized SCA webpages.
On June 8, 2020, Their Majesties, King Christian III and Queen Helene III of An Tir have issued the sanction of Temporary Removal from Participation in the SCA against Blaine Hebert, known in the SCA as Jean-Pierre Colbert le Touce-a-Tout. This sanction precludes attendance or participation in any manner at any SCA activity, event, practice, or official gathering for any reason, at any time. This includes a ban on participation in officially recognized SCA social media sites, officially recognized SCA electronic email lists, and officially recognized SCA webpages.
On June 8, 2020, Their Majesties, King Christian III and Queen Helene III of An Tir have issued the sanction of Temporary Removal from Participation in the SCA against Heather Anne Armstrong, known in the SCA as Anna Jane Burd. This sanction precludes attendance or participation in any manner at any SCA activity, event, practice, or official gathering for any reason, at any time. This includes a ban on participation in officially recognized SCA social media sites, officially recognized SCA electronic email lists, and officially recognized SCA webpages.
On July 29, 2020, Their Majesties, King Christian III and Queen Helene III of An Tir have issued the sanction of Exile from the Kingdom of An Tir against Kristen Leet, known in the SCA as Madrun Gehithess. Exile from the Kingdom precludes engaging in any SCA activity in the Kingdom that issued the sanction. This precludes participation in any Kingdom-controlled Social or Electronic media. This sanction expires at the end of the current Reign.
Additionally, the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences has included an administrative sanction which prohibits specific participation in A&S activities in the Kingdom of An Tir, for the period of 2 years.
We also have some branch changes to announce.
Their Alpine Highnesses of the Summits and their Seneschal have requested the expansion of the boundaries of their Principality. The Kingdom of An Tir has granted the following Oregon counties to the Principality of the Summits which are now recorded by the Society:
Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Grant, Umtilla, Union, Baker, Wallowa.
It is my sad duty to announce that, as of July 28, 2020 the branch known as the Shire of Druim Doineann is in abeyance due to lack of a Seneschal, a required office. The abeyance will be in place for no longer than 2 years.
That ends my business in Your Majesties’ court.
KING CHRISTIAN III
This job is very difficult and I must say that there is not nearly enough thanks to go around for those who have taken on the responsibility before and those two who look to take it on now. We have had the honor to stand by and watch the work that is done
And it is an amazing task that takes great people to fulfill that role.
At this time, we are prepared to announce that the new incoming Kingdom Seneschal will be mistress Attia Prima. She is an amazing candidate with great skill. She has done an immense amount of work behind the scenes and we are very happy to know that she will be there to take care and charge of the kingdom in matters that it needs. So, congratulations Attia.
QUEEN HELENE III
An Tir, I have some fantastic news to share with you.
Recently, a petition has been submitted for the advancement of Glyn Dwfn from a shire to a Barony. It has been submitted to the society and it has been approved. So we are very excited to be able to create a new Barony.
The people of Glyn Dwfn are inspiring in how hard they worked. They not only met every requirement to be advanced, they exceeded every single one. People from Glyn Dwfn are known all across the Kingdom. They have one of the highest rates of newcomers and newcomer retention.
There will be a polling to determine the first Baronial couple to rule in Glyn Dwfn and all of these timelines will be communicated. We just wanted to share today this wonderful news.
We are beyond excited to be able to make this change.
Thank you everyone for attending this first Kingdom Court, virtual though it may be, it still makes us feel that much more connected to you, Our people. We miss you all very much and we are so glad to be able to reach out to you today.
KING CHRISTIAN III
Please know that we are always here, and we would love to hear from you. Be it with award recommendations for all the work being done still behind the scenes virtually or otherwise, or simply as a letter just to tell us how you are, what you’re doing, and how your life is.
We want to hear from everyone. We want to know how everyone is doing. We miss everyone.
And please know that this is a difficult time but we will return we will come back better and stronger. It’s An Tir and you know we have the strength, we have the people, and we have the will.
An Tir, until we meet again, We love you all.