The Baroness and Baron are the ceremonial heads of the Barony, are the King and Queen’s representatives within the group, and the Barony’s representatives to the other branches across the SCA.
Welcome from their leporine Excellencies!
Warmest greetings unto the people of Skrael and Our visitors from Eastern Ontario and beyond. Let it be known that all are very welcome in Our home, the Barony of Skraeling Althing. Our barony holds secure the eastern borders of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Whether your interests lie within the various arts, crafts and sciences that enhance Our medieval atmosphere, in the different martial activities that protect Our lands and the populace, or in the camaraderie formed around a bright campfire—We invite you to explore the many events and activities held throughout Our lands.
For newcomers, We recommend you contact the Barony’s Chatelaine, who will help you get started. For those who have been with us for longer, We encourage you to share your experience, time and smile with others.
We welcome diversity, and We welcome you to the SCA. On behalf of the Barony of Skraeling Althing and Their Royal Majesties of Ealdormere, please stay and enjoy Our hospitality.
In faithful service,
Avelyn and Dafydd of Skraeling Althing
I here swear fealty and homage, to the Crown of the North
With oaths given and received,
To be your vassal, and hold your land
To have your people prosper, and benefit the realm
To lead in honour, and bestow honour as is due
Thus do I swear, as the Baron(ess) of Skraeling Althing
Champions of the Barony
Baronial champions represent the finest the Barony has to offer. Champions are charged to defend the honour of Their Excellencies of Skraeling Althing, the populace, and the Kingdom, whenever called upon to do so. During their tenure champions are granted the right to wear and use the regalia of their position, and stand in Their Excellencies’ court.
- Archery: Baron Duncan MacLeod
- Armoured Combat: The Honourable Lord James Edgarson
- Arts and Sciences: Lady Lerthan inghean Chormaicc maicc Morgaind
- Bardic Arts: Baroness Pesha the Gypsy
- Garrison Chief: The Honourable Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg
- Chalice Bearer: Lady Dubhessa Ni Uilliam
- Thrown Weapons: (vacant)
- Rapier Combat: Countess Brayla la Vienette
- Vexillology (banners): Lord Robert the Blue
Their Excellencies plan to attend these events and encourage the populace of Skraeling Althing to join them.
- July/Aug: Pennsic
- September 21: Fall Coronation, Lindsay
- November 9: Feast of the Hare, 40th Anniversary, Ottawa
This year’s taxes is personal heraldic display. That could be bringing your personal banners to events, having your heraldic shield hang from the Hare Tree, or wearing some lovely heraldic garb. We look forward to seeing the Barony decked out in splendour!
About Their Excellencies
Her Excellency Avelyn is a late 14th century English midwyfe. His Excellency Dafydd is a 13th century Welsh games keeper in service to the English Crown. Further details are available on the Ealdormere Wiki.
You can contact her for any matters related to: largesse and gifts coordination, the baronial regalia, in-barony event logistics for TE, court plans (no surprises in court, please!), or general questions related to their tenure.
Head of Entourage
Entourage for Their Excellencies is coordinated by Lady Amalthea.
She manages entourage volunteers and shifts scheduling. Your help and time is sincerely appreciated for in-barony events and/or out of kingdom events. Please consider signing up for a short shift during your event day. No experience necessary!
There is also a desire to have “Junior Entourage” for younger members of the barony who wish to participate. Please contact Lady Amalthea for more information.
Lord Gavin MacAidan (Gavin Lusk) is Their Excellencies’ appointed court herald. He is very open to help from any heralds at large in the Barony, or from anyone who wishes to learn how to be a court herald. He works with Their Excellencies, the Baronial Signet, scribes, and other heralds and pursuivants to deliver baronial court business.
Her Excellency has no specific food allergies but is mindful of what she eats. Please contact her directly for details around her food preferences.
His Excellency has many food sensitivities and it is best if you speak with him directly if you would like the details. He is lactose intolerant and avoids large amounts of milk, cheese or cream; a little bit is OK.
Because of his colitis, he also avoids large amounts of high-residue foods, particularly things like corn (not generally an issue for feasts), lentils, nuts, seeds etc. Large amounts of meat are also hard for him to digest, so he tends to stick to carbs as his main food—especially when travelling.
Their Excellencies tend not to imbibe in fermented beverages at events unless camping for the night; in this case, ciders are enjoyed by both. Water and mild lemonades are most welcome. Her Excellency feels that tea is life.
Deep gratitude is extended to all cooks and tavern keepers for their kindnesses with food planning. It is truly appreciated!
(Photos used with permission)