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** [[Canton of Vest Yorvik]] [http://www.ealdormere.sca.org/vestyorvik/ homepage] (Mississauga)
 
** [[Canton of Vest Yorvik]] [http://www.ealdormere.sca.org/vestyorvik/ homepage] (Mississauga)
 
* [[Barony of Ben Dunfirth]] [http://ealdormere.sca.org/bendunfirth/ homepage] (Hamilton and Brant County)
 
* [[Barony of Ben Dunfirth]] [http://ealdormere.sca.org/bendunfirth/ homepage] (Hamilton and Brant County)
** [[Canton of Wesbellford]] (Incipient?) (Brantford)
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** [[Canton of Wesbellford]] (folded) (Brantford)
 
* [[Barony of Ramshaven]] [http://ealdormere.sca.org/ramshaven/ homepage] (South Central Ontatrio)
 
* [[Barony of Ramshaven]] [http://ealdormere.sca.org/ramshaven/ homepage] (South Central Ontatrio)
 
** [[Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog]] [http://www.treheima.ca/bryniau/ homepage](Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge)
 
** [[Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog]] [http://www.treheima.ca/bryniau/ homepage](Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge)

Revision as of 04:07, 18 May 2006

Ealdormere
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Gules, a trillium flower affronty argent, barbed vert, within a laurel wreath, in chief a coronet argent.
Information
Founded: A.S. XXXIII
Parent Kingdom: Middle
King: Aaron Preslee Worgenson
Queen: Rustique du Sorde
Modern location
Ontario, Canada.


Encompassing most of the province of Ontario, Canada, Ealdormere became the sixteenth kingdom of the Known World in October, A.S. XXXIII (1998). Before this, from A.S. XXIII (1988) to A.S. XXXIII, Ealdormere was a principality of the Midrealm, encompassing several pre-existing baronies.

Ealdormere's symbols are the Trillium (a three-pointed white flower common to the region) and the wolf. Ealdormereans often use the term "the Northlands" as a synonym for Ealdormere (this is possibly a reference to the Canadian national anthem, or to the local popularity of Norse personas).

By long tradition, Ealdormere often fights alongside the Kingdom of the Middle in the Pennsic War under their own banners.

History

Early Days

In A.S. IX, then-Count Finnvarr de Taahe and others founded the Canton of Eoforwic in Toronto. This was the first SCA group in to be founded in Canada, and grew quickly. In A.S. XII, the Shires of Septentria and Skraeling Althing (both now baronies) are founded.


The Ban on Regions

The Ban on Regions, also known as King Alen's Ban or Alen's Proscription, was an edict published in the April A.S. XX edition of the Pale forbidding the use of local "regional" organizations beyond those Shires and Baronies recognized by the Crown. Combined with a change in Middle Kingdom law raising the requirements for becoming a Principality, the Ban was punitive measure attempting the halt the growth of "regionalism" in the Midrealm. Directed specifically against Ealdormere, the Ban had a great impact on Ealdormeran culture and history.

More information at the "Ban on Regions"


Crown Principality

In A.S. XXVI, the first Army of Ealdormere, under Prince David I and Princess Tangwystl, marched to the Pennsic War alongside the army of Calontir. Ealdormere has sent an army to Pennsic under its own banners every year since.


Kingdom

Ealdormere became the the sixteenth kingdom of the Known World in October, A.S. XXXIII with the crowning of King David the Greater, and Queen Elina de Braose. The full lineage of the Kings and Queens of Ealdormere is detailed in the Line of the North.

The rousing ballad Rise by Master Hector of the Black Height is viewed as the unofficial anthem of the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

In A.S. XL, King Aaron issued a request at his coronation directed specifically at the Fighting Households of Ealdormere, encouraging them to make and wear tabards bearing the Kingdom's arms in time for the Pennsic War. Previous to this request, these Households had worn their own arms, often to the exclusion of all others. His Majesty explained the request as an effort to promote Ealdormere's arms and reputation to the rest of the Known World.

Groups

Rulers

The current rulers of Ealdormere are Their Majesties King Aaron and Queen Rustique.

A complete listing of the rulers of Ealdormere is the Line of the North, composed by Master Hector of the Black Height.

Events

A partial list of annual Ealdormere events includes:

A complete listing of events in Ealdormere can be found at http://www.ealdormere.sca.org/calendar.shtml

Awards

The Award of the Maiden's Heart: An award for exemplary service to Ealdormere.

The Award of Orion: An award for achievement in the Arts and Sciences.

The Award of the Scarlet Banner: An award for martial accomplishment.

The Order of the Wain: A grant level award for long-standing service.

The Order of the Crucible: A grant level award for achievement in Arts and Sciences.

The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer: A grant level award for martial accomplishment.


A complete listing of the awards of Ealdormere can be found at http://www.ealdormere.sca.org/awards.shtml

Links

Ealdormere Homepage

Ealdormere Bardic College

Ealdormere Historical Information

Tworavens.org Mainly Photos of Ealdormere & Ealdormereians, Photo-History


SCA Kingdoms

West | East | Middle | Atenveldt | Meridies | Caid | Ansteorra | Atlantia | An Tir | Calontir | Trimaris | Outlands | Drachenwald | Artemisia | Æthelmearc | Ealdormere | Lochac | Northshield | Gleann Abhann | Avacal