Baron and Baroness

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 lapine Excellencies!

Welcome from Their Lapine Excellencies
Fair greetings and welcome unto the people of Skraeling Althing and their visitors from Eastern Ontario.  Our barony includes the areas of Renfrew, Ottawa, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington as well as all towns, villages, hamlets and fields within.  Our vital people and holdings secures the border of the Kingdom of Ealdormere.Within the Althing, we find the companionship formed between each other to be of great import, whether that is found by the campfire or via a laptop.  Our people are skilled in various arts, sciences and crafts of the medieval era.  Many of our people are eager to teach and learn.  We also engage in the practice of martial arts, including fencing, armoured combat, archery as well as the construction and maintenance of the occasional siege engine.

If you’re new to the Althing, we recommend you contact the Barony’s Chalelaine, who can help you get started. We welcome all peoples and all skill levels to our Barony.

On behalf of the Barony of Skraeling Althing and their Royal Majesties of Ealdormere, you are welcome to Our hospitality.

By warm candlelight,

Baroness Dubhessa ni Ulliam and Baron Joffr Rodson

Our Oath

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

Also read our letters to the Barony


During our investiture at Hare today, gone tomorrow. the peoples of Skraeling Althing were charged thus:

We are all one barony, together, again and united.  These plague times have been hard on all of us.  While we were all on the same sea, not all of us were on the same boat.

Some of us have lost loved one, friends or coworkers.  Others fell ill and some are still unwell.

We have all felt the trauma of being apart from one another and our gatherings are going to be filled with many emotions.

What you feel is valid.

What we ask in taxes for this year is service to each other.  Do your level best to be gentle.  Ensure you have consent.  Our collective duty this year is to show the love and grace that is in our hearts as best we can.

You do not need to show us, or tell us a tale, or write us letters, though you may if you wish.

But we will all feel it, together, for we are one barony.

About Their Excellencies


Her Excellency Dubhessa (she/her) is a late 13th century Irish Lady and fervent rider.

His Excellency Joffr (he/him) is a 10th century Norman Lord and beekeeper. Further details are available on the Ealdormere Wiki.

Head of Entourage

Entourage for Their Excellencies is coordinated by The Honourable Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg. 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!

Court Herald

Maister Colyne Stewart 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. You can reach him at