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== Early History ==
 
== Early History ==
  
'''Shire Years'''
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===Shire Years===
 
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.
 
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.
  
 
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:
 
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)
 
* Seneschal – Clair (at the time KITSCA Sorcha O’Melachlin, later Ferelith MacDonald)
 
* Herald – Julia West (at the time KITSCA Howarth, later Rhonwen y Llsieuyddes).
 
* Herald – Julia West (at the time KITSCA Howarth, later Rhonwen y Llsieuyddes).
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* Mistress of Arts – (at the time KITSCA Elaine of the Lion’s Tale).
 
* Mistress of Arts – (at the time KITSCA Elaine of the Lion’s Tale).
 
* Chronicler – Jeryilyn Foster (at the time KITSCA Jerilyn of Vert Silva.
 
* Chronicler – Jeryilyn Foster (at the time KITSCA Jerilyn of Vert Silva.
* Hospitaler – Clair and Julia''
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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.
 
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.
  
'''List of Ruling Baronage'''
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===List of Ruling Baronage===
 
* AS XIII - AS XV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Ferelith MacDonald
 
* AS XIII - AS XV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Ferelith MacDonald
 
* AS XV - AS XXV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Leah de Spencer
 
* AS XV - AS XXV: Baron Robert de Spencer and Baroness Leah de Spencer
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* AS XL – Present: Baron Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon and Baroness Nissa ???
 
* AS XL – Present: Baron Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon and Baroness Nissa ???
  
'''Awards of Loch Salann'''
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===Baronial Awards===
 
* [Crystal of the Salt Waste] (Armigerous): Granted for outstanding service to the Barony.
 
* [Crystal of the Salt Waste] (Armigerous): Granted for outstanding service to the Barony.
 
* [Laboring Artists Recognition Company](LARC): Granted for excellence in the Arts and Sciences
 
* [Laboring Artists Recognition Company](LARC): Granted for excellence in the Arts and Sciences
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* [Companions of Young Gentles Nurturing Emerging Talent (CYGNET)]: Presented to outstanding youth of the Barony.  
 
* [Companions of Young Gentles Nurturing Emerging Talent (CYGNET)]: Presented to outstanding youth of the Barony.  
  
'''Registered Heraldry of Loch Salann'''
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===Registered Heraldry===
 
* Baronial Arms: Per bend argent and sable, a laurel wreath bendwise counterchanged.
 
* Baronial Arms: Per bend argent and sable, a laurel wreath bendwise counterchanged.
 
* Populace Badge: Per bend argent and sable, six ermine spots per bend gemel counterchanged.
 
* Populace Badge: Per bend argent and sable, six ermine spots per bend gemel counterchanged.
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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.
 
* Baronial Artisans League: Sable, an arm embowed vested at the shoulder holding on an open palm a string of pearls, a bordure argent.
 
* Baronial Guard: Sable, a sinister arm embowed vested at the shoulder sustaining by the blade a sword bendwise, a bordure argent.
 
* Baronial Guard: Sable, a sinister arm embowed vested at the shoulder sustaining by the blade a sword bendwise, a bordure argent.
Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann:
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* '''Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann'''
* Apprentices: Gules, a rebec Or.
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** Apprentices: Gules, a rebec Or.
* Journeymen: Gules, a rebec within a bordure Or.
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** Journeymen: Gules, a rebec within a bordure Or.
* Masters: Gules, a rebec within a bordure embattled Or.
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** Masters: Gules, a rebec within a bordure embattled Or.
  
'''Early Households of Loch Salann'''
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===Early Households===
 
* Hastle Castle
 
* Hastle Castle
 
* Hempffe House
 
* Hempffe House
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* Clan Sakura
 
* Clan Sakura
  
'''Early Guilds of Loch Salann'''
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===Early Guilds===
 
* '''The Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann'''. Headmistress is Baroness Anne de Junius, OL. This is the  longest continuously operating guild in Artemisia.
 
* '''The Musician’s Guild of Loch Salann'''. Headmistress is Baroness Anne de Junius, OL. This is the  longest continuously operating guild in Artemisia.
  
'''Keynote Reoccuring Events of Loch Salann'''
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===Keynote Reoccuring Events===
 
* '''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.   
 
* '''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.   
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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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