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{{SCA CrownProvince box|name = Crown Province of Østgarðr |color = green|metal = silver|device = [[Image:ostgardrsm.jpg]]
 
{{SCA CrownProvince box|name = Crown Province of Østgarðr |color = green|metal = silver|device = [[Image:ostgardrsm.jpg]]
  | caption = [[Argent]], a [[sea-horse]] [[erect]] [[azure]] within a [[laurel wreath]] [[vert]]. | founded = A.S.  II | viceroy = Alexandre Lerot d'Avigne| vicerine= Eularia Trewe | area = Greater New York City Area (Five Boroughs; Nassau, Putnam and Westchester  Counties), [[USA]].| kingdom = East}}
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  | caption = [[Argent]], a [[sea-horse]] [[erect]] [[azure]] within a [[laurel wreath]] [[vert]]. | founded = A.S.  II | viceroy = Suuder Saran| vicerine= Lada Monguligin | area = Greater New York City Area (Five Boroughs; Nassau, Putnam and Westchester  Counties), [[USA]].| kingdom = East}}
  
  
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===History===
 
===History===
Østgarðr was the original [[East Kingdom]], as the kingdom at that time consisted of only the one local group, which was not in any way distinct from the kingdom. The story of how and why it exists as '''the''' [[Crown Province]] rather than '''a''' Crown Province, or as a [[Barony]] or [[Province]] is complicated.
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Østgarðr predates the formation of the [[East Kingdom]], indeed the East was born out of Østgarðr. The story of how and why it exists as '''the''' [[Crown Province]] rather than '''a''' Crown Province, or as a [[Barony]] or [[Province]] is complicated.
  
In the early days of the East, Østgarðr '''was''' the East. With the addition of other local groups to the kingdom, in early versions of Kingdom [[Law]] the [[Crown]] was required to live within 50 miles of [[New York City]].  Østgarðr was, therefore, ruled directly by the Crown.  It was a "Province" ruled by the "Crown."  The group designation is obvious.
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In the early days of the East, Østgarðr '''was''' the East, the Kingdom and the group were effectively the same. Other local groups were, of course, founded in the kingdom, but in early versions of Kingdom [[Law]] the [[Crown]] was required to live within 50 miles of [[New York City]].  Østgarðr was, therefore, ruled directly by the Crown.  It was a "Province" ruled by the "Crown."  The group designation is obvious.
  
 
Eventually, the law was changed, and just as eventually someone outside the NYC area won [[Crown Tournament]].  Since the new Crown would not be resident in the Province, the outgoing [[King]], Aonghais II, decided to appoint someone to administer the land in his stead.  He appointed Count Vardak [[Viceroy]].
 
Eventually, the law was changed, and just as eventually someone outside the NYC area won [[Crown Tournament]].  Since the new Crown would not be resident in the Province, the outgoing [[King]], Aonghais II, decided to appoint someone to administer the land in his stead.  He appointed Count Vardak [[Viceroy]].
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===Cheese Farming===
 
===Cheese Farming===
  
In the mists of time,  the "Nameless Province" needed a name.  Rumours abound as to how the name originated and who came up with it, but the final results was Østgarðr, which is old [[Norse]] for "East City" or "East Castle," along the lines of "Micklegarðr" which was the name the Norse  used for [[Constantinople]].
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In the mists of time,  the "Nameless Province" needed a name.  Rumours abound as to how the name originated and who came up with it, but the final result was Østgarðr, which is old [[Norse]] for "East City" or "East Castle," along the lines of "Micklegarðr" which was the name the Norse  used for [[Constantinople]].
  
However, the legend goes, someone discovered or decided that if you misspelled the name using the  [[Latin]] alphabet, "Ostgardr," it means "Cheese Farm."  Thus was born the tradition of the inhabitants calling themselves Cheese Farmers and a plethora of cheese related jokes and [[schtick]].
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However, the legend goes that someone discovered or decided that if you misspelled the name using the  [[Latin]] alphabet, "Ostgardr," it means "Cheese Farm."  Thus was born the tradition of the inhabitants calling themselves Cheese Farmers and a plethora of cheese related jokes and [[schtick]].
  
 
===Ruling  Nobility===
 
===Ruling  Nobility===
* Vardak Mirceavitch Basarabov of Iloi, 1st Viceroy (January 3 1976 - ?)
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* Vardak Mirceavitch Bararabov of Iloi, 1st Viceroy (January 3 1976 - August 1976)
 
* Casandra of Bethel, 2nd Viceroy (not Vicerine) ( ? - January 1980)
 
* Casandra of Bethel, 2nd Viceroy (not Vicerine) ( ? - January 1980)
* Ian Mitchell and Katherine Gillesfleur, 3rd VIceroy and 1st Vicerine (January 1980 - September 2006)
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* Ian Mitchell and Katherine Gillesfleur, 3rd Viceroy and 1st Vicereine (January 1980 - September 2006)
* Alexandre Lerot d'Avigne and Eularia Trewe, 4th Viceroy and 2nd Vicerine (September 2006 - )
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* Alexandre Lerot d'Avigne and Eularia Trewe, 4th Viceroy and 2nd Vicereine (September 2006 - September 2011)
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* Gui avec Cheval de Guise and Johanne i Visby, 5th Viceroy and 3rd Vicereine (September 2011 - September 2016)
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* Suuder Saran and Lada Monguligin, 6th Viceroy and 4th Vicereine (September 2016 - )
  
 
===[[Award]]s===
 
===[[Award]]s===
At this time, the Crown Province has two formal [[award]]s.
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At this time, the Crown Province has four formal [[order]]s.
  
 
*'''The Order of the Seahorse'''  
 
*'''The Order of the Seahorse'''  
 
::The Order of the Seahorse is granted by the Viceregency to those citizens of the Province who have distinguished themselves in the arts or to those persons who have served Østgarðr whether resident or not. The qualifications are entirely subjective and are given at the whim of the Viceregency. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency.  (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
 
::The Order of the Seahorse is granted by the Viceregency to those citizens of the Province who have distinguished themselves in the arts or to those persons who have served Østgarðr whether resident or not. The qualifications are entirely subjective and are given at the whim of the Viceregency. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency.  (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
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:: There is an unofficial augmentation available for the Seahorse, "with Seaweed Clusters."  There have been three '''Seahorses with Seaweed Clusters''' given.  The first was given to the [[Premier]] of the Order, [[Countess]] Aidan ni Leir, presumably by [[Count]] Vardak the First Viceroy.  The second and third were given to Ian Mitchell and Catherine Gillesfleur, the Third Viceroy and First Vicerine, by their successors, Alexandre and Eularia.  The award was given on the day that  Alexandre and Eularia were invested, which is to say the same day that Ian and Katherine stepped down after twenty-six years and nine months as Viceregents.
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*'''The Order of the Seadog'''
 
*'''The Order of the Seadog'''
 
::The Order of the Seadog is granted by the Viceregency to  citizens for service at the Canton level. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
 
::The Order of the Seadog is granted by the Viceregency to  citizens for service at the Canton level. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
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*'''The Order of the Silver Sea-Lion'''
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::The Order of the Silver Sea-Lion is granted by the Viceregency to recognize martial prowess, and service in educating and training other fighters. It covers armored combat, fencing, archery, and thrown weapons.
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*'''The Order of the Silver Lantern'''
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::The Order of the Silver Lantern is granted by the Viceregency in recognition of work in the arts and sciences, especially in disseminating knowledge to others.
  
 
There are also a few other honors and distinctions in the Crown Province.
 
There are also a few other honors and distinctions in the Crown Province.
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*'''The Østgarðrian Ladies' Favor'''
 
*'''The Østgarðrian Ladies' Favor'''
 
::Bestowed by the Vicereine (if any) upon the person who has most distinguished him/herself both on and off the list field. She may, if she chooses, confer with the other Ladies of Østgarðr. The Favor is worn for one year and may be rebestowed on the same person. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)   
 
::Bestowed by the Vicereine (if any) upon the person who has most distinguished him/herself both on and off the list field. She may, if she chooses, confer with the other Ladies of Østgarðr. The Favor is worn for one year and may be rebestowed on the same person. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)   
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:: The Ladies' Favor has not been current for some time, and it is unknown if the new Vicerine will revive it.
  
 
*'''The Honor of the Sea Star'''
 
*'''The Honor of the Sea Star'''
:: Bestowed by the Viceregency upon individuals who have, on a particular occasion, served the Province well and "made things happen". May be repeated. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
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:: Bestowed by the Viceregency upon individuals who have, on a particular occasion, served the Province well and "made things happen". May be repeated. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province.)
  
Notes on awards and honors:
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:: In the reign of Ian and Katherine, the Seastar was traditionally awarded at events for service at that event.  However, sometimes "back Seastars" were given at subsequent events.  Alexandre and Eularia opted to award Seastars in Viceregal Court at a subsequent event to raise the profile of the honor. During the reign of Gui and Johanne, Sea Star awards were given out more frequently, often to everyone who worked at an event, and Suuder and Lada have continued this tradition, awarding them in person during the course of an event rather than in a formal court session.
There is an unofficial augmentation available for the Seahorse, "with Seaweed Clusters."  There have been three '''Seahorses with Seaweed Clusters''' given.  The first was given to the [[Premier]] of the Order, [[Countess]] Aidan ni Leir, presumably by [[Count]] Barak the First Viceroy.  The second and third were given to Ian Mitchell and Catherine Gillesfleur, the Third Viceroy and First Vicerine, by their successors, Alexandre and Eularia.  The award was given on the day that  Alexandre and Eularia were invested, which is to say the same day that Ian and Katherine stepped down after twenty-six years and nine months as Viceregents.
 
 
 
The Ladies' Favor has not been current for some time, and it is unknown if the new Vicerine will revive it.
 
 
 
The Seastar is traditionally awarded at events for service at that event.  However, sometimes "back Seastars" are given at subsequent events.
 
  
 
===Subgroups===
 
===Subgroups===
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===Regular Events===
 
===Regular Events===
 
There are a few regular and semi-regular events in Østgarðr and her cantons:
 
There are a few regular and semi-regular events in Østgarðr and her cantons:
*The [[Agincourt]] event is usually held in November, and features [[tournament]]s where [[archery]], [[fencing]] and [[heavy weapons]] all interact to determine who wins - the [[French]] or [[English]]
 
*[[Celtic]] Silliness is a spring event with a variety of humourous themes
 
 
*The Feast of [[John Barleycorn]] is held by the canton of [[Northpass]] in the fall.  There is usually a brewing competition and Sir Edward's [[Unbelted]] Challenge Tourney
 
*The Feast of [[John Barleycorn]] is held by the canton of [[Northpass]] in the fall.  There is usually a brewing competition and Sir Edward's [[Unbelted]] Challenge Tourney
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Some events were regular in the past, but have not been held in recent years.
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*The [[Agincourt]] event is usually held in November, and features [[tournament]]s where [[archery]], [[fencing]] and [[heavy weapons]] all interact to determine who wins - the [[French]] or [[English]]. 
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*[[Celtic]] Silliness is a spring event with a variety of humourous themes.
  
 
===External Links===
 
===External Links===
http://www.ostgardr.org - the Crown Province's website
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http://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/ - the Crown Province's website
 
 
  
  
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[[category:Crown Provinces (SCA)]]  
 
[[category:Provinces (SCA)]]
 
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Latest revision as of 07:43, 19 March 2018

Crown Province of Østgarðr
Ostgardrsm.jpg
Argent, a sea-horse erect azure within a laurel wreath vert.
Information
Founded: A.S. II
In Kingdom: East
Viceroy: Suuder Saran
Vicerine: Lada Monguligin
Mundane location
Greater New York City Area (Five Boroughs; Nassau, Putnam and Westchester Counties), USA.


The Crown Province of Østgarðr encompasses the 5 boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island) as well as Nassau County and Westchester and Putnam counties. It is the original core of the East Kingdom, forming when a number of SCA people moved east around 1968 and settled in New York.


History

Østgarðr predates the formation of the East Kingdom, indeed the East was born out of Østgarðr. The story of how and why it exists as the Crown Province rather than a Crown Province, or as a Barony or Province is complicated.

In the early days of the East, Østgarðr was the East, the Kingdom and the group were effectively the same. Other local groups were, of course, founded in the kingdom, but in early versions of Kingdom Law the Crown was required to live within 50 miles of New York City. Østgarðr was, therefore, ruled directly by the Crown. It was a "Province" ruled by the "Crown." The group designation is obvious.

Eventually, the law was changed, and just as eventually someone outside the NYC area won Crown Tournament. Since the new Crown would not be resident in the Province, the outgoing King, Aonghais II, decided to appoint someone to administer the land in his stead. He appointed Count Vardak Viceroy.

As time went on, and things at the Kingdom and Corporate level became more organized, it was formally decided and embedded in East Kingdom law that Østgarðr would function as a Barony, and the Viceregents would function as Barons/Baronesses. Due to the grandfather clause this state persists, although all new groups must conform to Corpora, which defines a Province "equivalent of barony without ceremonial representative."

The Province, thus, is unique in the SCA by virtue of being a 'Province' with a ceremonial representative (or two.)

Cheese Farming

In the mists of time, the "Nameless Province" needed a name. Rumours abound as to how the name originated and who came up with it, but the final result was Østgarðr, which is old Norse for "East City" or "East Castle," along the lines of "Micklegarðr" which was the name the Norse used for Constantinople.

However, the legend goes that someone discovered or decided that if you misspelled the name using the Latin alphabet, "Ostgardr," it means "Cheese Farm." Thus was born the tradition of the inhabitants calling themselves Cheese Farmers and a plethora of cheese related jokes and schtick.

Ruling Nobility

  • Vardak Mirceavitch Bararabov of Iloi, 1st Viceroy (January 3 1976 - August 1976)
  • Casandra of Bethel, 2nd Viceroy (not Vicerine) ( ? - January 1980)
  • Ian Mitchell and Katherine Gillesfleur, 3rd Viceroy and 1st Vicereine (January 1980 - September 2006)
  • Alexandre Lerot d'Avigne and Eularia Trewe, 4th Viceroy and 2nd Vicereine (September 2006 - September 2011)
  • Gui avec Cheval de Guise and Johanne i Visby, 5th Viceroy and 3rd Vicereine (September 2011 - September 2016)
  • Suuder Saran and Lada Monguligin, 6th Viceroy and 4th Vicereine (September 2016 - )

Awards

At this time, the Crown Province has four formal orders.

  • The Order of the Seahorse
The Order of the Seahorse is granted by the Viceregency to those citizens of the Province who have distinguished themselves in the arts or to those persons who have served Østgarðr whether resident or not. The qualifications are entirely subjective and are given at the whim of the Viceregency. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
There is an unofficial augmentation available for the Seahorse, "with Seaweed Clusters." There have been three Seahorses with Seaweed Clusters given. The first was given to the Premier of the Order, Countess Aidan ni Leir, presumably by Count Vardak the First Viceroy. The second and third were given to Ian Mitchell and Catherine Gillesfleur, the Third Viceroy and First Vicerine, by their successors, Alexandre and Eularia. The award was given on the day that Alexandre and Eularia were invested, which is to say the same day that Ian and Katherine stepped down after twenty-six years and nine months as Viceregents.
  • The Order of the Seadog
The Order of the Seadog is granted by the Viceregency to citizens for service at the Canton level. Citizens of Østgarðr are encouraged to nominate those worthy of this honor to the Viceregency. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
  • The Order of the Silver Sea-Lion
The Order of the Silver Sea-Lion is granted by the Viceregency to recognize martial prowess, and service in educating and training other fighters. It covers armored combat, fencing, archery, and thrown weapons.
  • The Order of the Silver Lantern
The Order of the Silver Lantern is granted by the Viceregency in recognition of work in the arts and sciences, especially in disseminating knowledge to others.

There are also a few other honors and distinctions in the Crown Province.

  • The Østgarðrian Ladies' Favor
Bestowed by the Vicereine (if any) upon the person who has most distinguished him/herself both on and off the list field. She may, if she chooses, confer with the other Ladies of Østgarðr. The Favor is worn for one year and may be rebestowed on the same person. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province)
The Ladies' Favor has not been current for some time, and it is unknown if the new Vicerine will revive it.
  • The Honor of the Sea Star
Bestowed by the Viceregency upon individuals who have, on a particular occasion, served the Province well and "made things happen". May be repeated. (Extracted from the Bylaws of the Crown Province.)
In the reign of Ian and Katherine, the Seastar was traditionally awarded at events for service at that event. However, sometimes "back Seastars" were given at subsequent events. Alexandre and Eularia opted to award Seastars in Viceregal Court at a subsequent event to raise the profile of the honor. During the reign of Gui and Johanne, Sea Star awards were given out more frequently, often to everyone who worked at an event, and Suuder and Lada have continued this tradition, awarding them in person during the course of an event rather than in a formal court session.

Subgroups

As of A.S. XLI there are four cantons in the Crown Province.

  • Lion's End encompasses Nassau County, Long Island
  • Northpass encompasses Westchester and Putnam counties north of the city limits
  • Whyt Whey is the County of New York (mostly the island of Manhattan)
  • Brokenbridge is the Borough of Brooklyn

Regular Events

There are a few regular and semi-regular events in Østgarðr and her cantons:

Some events were regular in the past, but have not been held in recent years.

External Links

http://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/ - the Crown Province's website