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Official homepage: http://www.lochsalann.org/
 
Official homepage: http://www.lochsalann.org/
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(Note: This article is a '''stub''' and needs attribution.)
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--[[User:Gvs08021961|Gvs08021961]] 18:28, 22 March 2007 (EST)
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== Early History ==
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'''Shire Years'''
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In early 1977, a group of folk at a Star Trek club meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah had a guest speaker. This person mentioned the Society for Creative Anachronism. One of the locals, Ms. Clair Spencer had been to several SCA events in Germany during her tour of duty as an American service member.  After the meeting, several participants met with Ms. Spencer and she shared what she  knew with them.
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Prior to March, 1977 (AS XI), this group met to plan a group in the Salt Lake City metro area.  An undated piece of paper indicates the following:
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Seneschal – Clair (at the time KITSCA Sorcha O’Melachlin, later Ferelith MacDonald)
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Herald – Julia West (at the time KITSCA Howarth, later Rhonwen y Llsieuyddes).
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Knight’s Marshal – Lonnie
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Mistress of Arts – (at the time KITSCA Elaine of the Lion’s Tale).
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Chronicler – Jeryilyn Foster (at the time KITSCA Jerilyn of Vert Silva.
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Hospitaler – Clair and Julia''
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The first documented meeting occurred on March 13th, 1977 (still AS XI).
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The first issue of The Questing Quill, the group’s official newsletter was published on 8 July 1977 (AS XII). Jerilyn of Vert Silva was the editor and publisher.
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The group held several events during the remainder of 1977 and 1978. During this period members of the group would often travel to the nearest local groups for fighter practices and events.  Al-barran (Kingdom of the Outlands), which is Albuquerque, New Mexico was a common destination for the fledgling group.
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The new group was extremely active and held or participated in an event or demo nearly every month in 1977 and 1978. 
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== Barony ==
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The Shire of am Mor Salann Fasach became a Barony on December 30th, AS XIII (1978). Founding Baroness was Ferelith MacDonald (Claire Spencer) and her brother, Sir Robert de Spencer (Robert Spencer) was selected as Founding Baron.  Regretfully, Claire moved to Vernal, Utah for a job opportunity and had to give up her role as Territorial Baroness. Her successor was Leah de Spencer (Leah Spencer), Baron Sir Robert’s wife and was invested at the Dragon Friend Tourney in Caer Ben Dragon (Ogden, Utah) on August 9, AS XV.
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'''List of Ruling Baronage'''
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AS XIII - AS XV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Ferelith MacDonald
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AS XV - AS XXV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Leah de Spencer
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AS XXVII – AS XXVII: Baron Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon and Baroness Anna Ophelia Holloway
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AS XXVII – AS XXXII: Baron Sakura no kita Maikeru and Baroness Katlin Ylisveta Savarasova
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AS XXXII - AS XXXIV: Baron James Ulrich MacKellar and Baroness Rachel Ashton
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AS XXXIV – AS XXXVI: Baron Niccolo Gianfigliazzi de Genovese and Baroness Ellyn Coffinbury
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AS XXXVI – AS XXXVIII: Baron Timmur Jochen and Baroness Tianna ni Coimin
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AS XXXVIII – AS XXXIX: Baron Tryggvar Halfdan and Baroness Brenna Campbell
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AS XXXIX – AS XL: Baron James Ulrich MacKellar and Baroness Rachel Ashton
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AS XL – Present: Baron Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon and Baroness Nissa ???
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'''Awards of Loch Salann'''
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[Crystal of the Salt Waste] (Armigerous): Granted for outstanding service to the Barony.
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[Laboring Artists Recognition Company](LARC): Granted for excellence in the Arts and Sciences
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[Devoted and Unique Company of Keepers] (DUCK): Granted for noted service to the Barony.
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[Order of the Crystal Heart]: Granted for personal service to the Baroness of Loch Salann.
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[Order of the Golden Reflection]: Granted for outstanding representation of the Barony beyond it’s borders.
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[Fighters Awarded for Laboring towards Chivalry or Nobility] (FALCON): Granted for excellence in fighting.
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Order of the Ermine and Gauntlet: Granted for excellence in late period fencing.
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[Order of the Ermine and Quill]: Granted to outgoing Baronial officers after fulfilling a successful two-year term.
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[Order of the Fons Animae]: Granted for outstanding effort to teach others in the arts and culture of the Society.
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Companions of Young Gentles Nurturing Emerging Talent (CYGNET): Presented to outstanding youth of the Barony.
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'''Registered Heraldry of Loch Salann'''
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Baronial Arms: Per bend argent and sable, a laurel wreath bendwise counterchanged.
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Populace Badge: Per bend argent and sable, six ermine spots per bend gemel counterchanged.
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Order of the Crystal of the Salt Wastes: Sable, a plate within a bordure Or.
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Wordcrafter’s Guild: Per bend argent and sable, in fess a penner and inkhorn counterchanged.
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Baronial Players of Loch Salann: Per fess embattled ermine and sable, two theatrical masks conjoined gules and a sun Or eclipsed sable.
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Baronial Artisans League: Sable, an arm embowed vested at the shoulder holding on an open palm a string of pearls, a bordure argent.
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Baronial Guard: Sable, a sinister arm embowed vested at the shoulder sustaining by the blade a sword bendwise, a bordure argent.
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Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann:
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n Apprentices: Gules, a rebec Or.
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n Journeymen: Gules, a rebec within a bordure Or.
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n Masters: Gules, a rebec within a bordure embattled Or.
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'''Early Households of Loch Salann'''
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Hastle Castle
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Hempffe House
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Hildesdottir
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Hold Tyte
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Clan Sakura
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'''Early Guilds of Loch Salann'''
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The Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann. Headmistress is Baroness Anne de Junius, OL. This is the  longest continuously operating guild in Artemisia.
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'''Keynote Reoccuring Events of Loch Salann'''
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'''Baronial Defender Tourey/Baronial Birthday''': Held in March to honor the creation of the Salt Lake City group (March 13, 1977). Tournaments are held for heavy armored, rapier and archery champions. The consort of the winners of the three tournaments are known as ‘Lady (or Lord) Shrimp-bait’ as the purpose of the tournaments is to select champions from Loch Salann to set forth and destroy the Great Brine Shrimp ( also known as the great saline-swilling demon decapod ). This tournament may be the most hotly contested in Loch Salann. 
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'''Melee Madness''': The longest-running annual event in Artemisia, and has been autocratted for two decades by Baron Sir Michael the Lucky of Lancaster. The event is held at the Castle Theatre east of the Utah Mental Hospital on the last weekend of May or the first weekend in June. The theatre is built into the foothills of the Wasatch Front mountains. The theme of the event is melee fighting. Fights must be at least two on one or more. The site has stone ramps, stairways and court for some of the most realistic siege fighting that can be found in Artemisia.
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'''Baroness’ Champion/Baronial Arts and Sciences''': Held in October. Tournaments are held for the heavy armored and rapier fighers for the honor of being the Baroness’ personal champion for the next twelve months. This is a position of great honor.  Also, the Barony of Loch Salann is known for tough competition and judging of the Art and Sciences. The victor serves as the Arts and Sciences Champion until the following October.
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[[category: baronies (SCA)|Loch Salann]]
 
[[category: baronies (SCA)|Loch Salann]]

Revision as of 17:28, 22 March 2007