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{{SCA Kingdom box|name = Æthelmearc|color = red|metal = yellow|device = [[Image:Aethelmearcarms.png|200px]] | caption = Gules, an escarbuncle argent within a laurel wreath and in chief a coronet Or. | founded = A.S. XXXII | king = Malcolm MacEoghainn | queen = Tessa the Huntress | area = West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.| parent = [[Kingdom of East|East]]}}
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{{SCA Kingdom box|name = Æthelmearc|color = red|metal = yellow|device = [[Image:Aethelmearcarms.png|200px]] | caption = [[Gules]], an [[escarbuncle]] [[argent]] within a [[laurel wreath]] and [[in chief]] a [[coronet]] [[Or]]. | founded = A.S. XXXII | king = Timothy | queen = Gabrielle | area = West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.| parent = [[Kingdom of East|East]]}}
  
 
Having become a [[Kingdom]] in September [[A.S. XXXII]], '''Æthelmearc''' is the fifteenth oldest in the [[Known World]]. Geographically it consists of West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.
 
Having become a [[Kingdom]] in September [[A.S. XXXII]], '''Æthelmearc''' is the fifteenth oldest in the [[Known World]]. Geographically it consists of West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.
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Other events held in Æthelmearc which are familiar to non-residents include the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, which features an arts and sciences pentathlon competition, and [[Æthelmearc War Practice]], held on the same site as [[Pennsic]].
 
Other events held in Æthelmearc which are familiar to non-residents include the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, which features an arts and sciences pentathlon competition, and [[Æthelmearc War Practice]], held on the same site as [[Pennsic]].
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==Groups==
 
==Groups==
Æthelmearc is home to [http://www.lightlink.com/myrkies/ Myrkfaelinn], the only Independent Dominion in the SCA.  The Board of Directors ruled that they owed fealty to no king, as their charter mentioned the then-king of the [[East]] by name.
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Æthelmearc is home to [[Myrkfaelinn]], the only Independent [[Dominion]] in the [[SCA]].  The [[Board of Directors]] ruled that they owed [[fealty]] to no [[king]], as their [[charter]] mentioned the then-king of the [[East Kingdom|East]] by name.
  
The Baronies of Æthelmearc include: [[Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands]], [[Barony of the Rhydderich Hael]], [[Barony of Thescorre]], [[Barony of Blackstone Mountain]], [[Barony of St. Swithin's Bog]], [[Barony of Delftwood]], and [[Barony of the Endless Hills]].
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The [[barony|Baronies]] of Æthelmearc are:  
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* [[Barony of Blackstone Mountain]]
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* [[Barony of Delftwood]]  
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* [[Barony of the Endless Hills]]
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* [[Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands]]
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* [[Barony of the Rhydderich Hael]]
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* [[Barony of St. Swithin's Bog]]  
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* [[Barony of Thescorre]]  
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* [[Groups of Æthelmearc]]
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''[[Groups of Æthelmearc]]''
  
 
==Rulers==
 
==Rulers==
  
The King and Queen of Æthelmearc are chosen biannually in either the [[Spring Crown Tourney (Æthelmearc)|Spring Crown Tourney]], held in May, or the [[Fall Crown Tourney (Æthelmearc)|Fall Crown Tourney]], held in October. They are then crowned some months later at the [[Fall Coronation (Æthelmearc)|Fall Coronation]] in September or the [[Spring Coronation (Æthelmearc)|Spring Coronation]] in April respectively. All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be at least 21 years of age and have been a subject of Æthelmearc for at least one year. The tourney is usually fought as a [[double elimination]] tournament, although the format may be altered if there are 16 or fewer fighters in the list.
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The King and Queen of Æthelmearc are chosen biannually in either the [[Spring Crown Tourney (Æthelmearc)|Spring Crown Tourney]], held in May, or the [[Fall Crown Tourney (Æthelmearc)|Fall Crown Tourney]], held in October. They are then crowned some months later at the [[Fall Coronation (Æthelmearc)|Fall Coronation]] in September or the [[Spring Coronation (Æthelmearc)|Spring Coronation]] in April respectively. All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be at least 18 years of age and have been a subject of Æthelmearc for at least one year. The tourney is usually fought as a [[double elimination]] tournament, although the format may be altered if there are 16 or fewer fighters in the list.
  
The current King and Queen of Æthelmearc are Malcolm MacEoghain and Tessa the Huntress.
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The current King and Queen of Æthelmearc are Titus Scipio Germanicus and Anna Leigh
  
* [[Past rulers of Æthelmearc]]
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''[[Past rulers of Æthelmearc]]''
  
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
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==Awards==
 
==Awards==
  
Aside from the standard [[Society level award]]s Æthelmearc has three tiers of awards. The Orders of High Merit, which convey a [[Grant of Arms]], the Orders of Merit, which convey an [[Award of Arms]] and the non-armigerous awards.
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Aside from the standard [[Society level award]]s Æthelmearc has three tiers of awards. The Orders of High Merit, which convey a [[Grant of Arms]], the Orders of Merit, which convey an [[Award of Arms]] and the non-armigerous awards.  It is worthy of note that some of the most prestigious and least frequently given awards are in the non-armigerous category, the "Jewel of Æthelmearc" and [[Augmentation of Arms]].
  
The [http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/jessa/aethelmearc.html awards] given by Æthelmearc can be found on Mistress Jessa's excellent page.  At the present time, her list does not include the as-yet-unnamed Order of Merit for Martial Authenticity, which is given for having an authentic appearance in fencing or heavy fighting lists, or on the archery range.
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The [http://www.sca.org/awards/aethelmearc.html awards] given by Æthelmearc can be found on Mistress Jessa's excellent page, and on the SCA's award page for [http://www.sca.org/awards/aethelmearc.html Æthelmearc].
  
 
==External Link==
 
==External Link==

Latest revision as of 12:53, 18 March 2017

Æthelmearc
Aethelmearcarms.png
Gules, an escarbuncle argent within a laurel wreath and in chief a coronet Or.
Information
Founded: A.S. XXXII
Parent Kingdom: East
King: Timothy
Queen: Gabrielle
Modern location
West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.

Having become a Kingdom in September A.S. XXXII, Æthelmearc is the fifteenth oldest in the Known World. Geographically it consists of West Virginia, Western & Central Pennsylvania, and Western & Central New York.

History

As with other kingdoms that were formerly remote parts of other realms, there was much resentment in some parts of Æthelmearc that the royalty of the East Kingdom rarely visited. There was also a certain amount of heat around the idea of Æthelmearc becoming a kingdom, perhaps because Æthelmearc is the site of the Pennsic War between the East Kingdom and the Midrealm. Eventually, the Pennsic Treaty was signed; Æthelmearc agreed not to interfere in the running of the event and the East and Midrealm agreed that Æthelmearc would be kept informed.

Other events held in Æthelmearc which are familiar to non-residents include the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, which features an arts and sciences pentathlon competition, and Æthelmearc War Practice, held on the same site as Pennsic.

Groups

Æthelmearc is home to Myrkfaelinn, the only Independent Dominion in the SCA. The Board of Directors ruled that they owed fealty to no king, as their charter mentioned the then-king of the East by name.

The Baronies of Æthelmearc are:


Groups of Æthelmearc

Rulers

The King and Queen of Æthelmearc are chosen biannually in either the Spring Crown Tourney, held in May, or the Fall Crown Tourney, held in October. They are then crowned some months later at the Fall Coronation in September or the Spring Coronation in April respectively. All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be at least 18 years of age and have been a subject of Æthelmearc for at least one year. The tourney is usually fought as a double elimination tournament, although the format may be altered if there are 16 or fewer fighters in the list.

The current King and Queen of Æthelmearc are Titus Scipio Germanicus and Anna Leigh

Past rulers of Æthelmearc

Events

Aside from crown tournaments and coronations, major events held by Æthelmearc are:

Awards

Aside from the standard Society level awards Æthelmearc has three tiers of awards. The Orders of High Merit, which convey a Grant of Arms, the Orders of Merit, which convey an Award of Arms and the non-armigerous awards. It is worthy of note that some of the most prestigious and least frequently given awards are in the non-armigerous category, the "Jewel of Æthelmearc" and Augmentation of Arms.

The awards given by Æthelmearc can be found on Mistress Jessa's excellent page, and on the SCA's award page for Æthelmearc.

External Link


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