Barony of Aquaterra

Greetings from your Baron and Baroness

His Excellency Baron Bryson MacLachlan and his wife Her Excellency Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd

Greetings unto the people of the great Barony of Aquaterra,

We write to you now as the chosen Baron and Baroness of Aquaterra. When Their Majesties placed the coronets on our heads, they gave unto us the responsibility to care for, protect and nurture the Barony and the people who are the Barony. This is a task we take very seriously and we will work with you to uphold the trust placed in us by the Crown.

Now that the serious commentary is out of the way, we want to make our time as your Coronets a time of fun, pageantry and growth! If you have ideas, take the time to come find us. We will make time to listen and talk with you! If you want to try something new, come find us and we’ll help you meet the right people! Bring your banners to events, if you don’t have one, we know people! If you’re not having fun, come find us. We’ll sic a jester or two on you or bring out the bouncy horses!

We look forward to our time as your Baron and Baroness. We hope that you will work with us to continue building on the ideas and traditions that have made Aquaterra great and implement new ideas that will bring even more glory to our people and lands!

In Service,

Baron Bryson MacLachlan
Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Welcome to Aquaterra

Warm greetings to friends and visitors! We, the gentle populace of Aquaterra, invite you to come and explore our enchanted land of water, mountains and meadows. Share in the camaraderie of delightful music and dance, games, fine food and brews, chivalrous combat, and all things medieval. We re-enact the Middle Ages as they should have been. Peruse these pages for activities, meetings and events.

Business Meeting Tonight – 8/25 – 7PM

Greetings!
Once again we will be having our baronial business meeting at Denny’s on 128th in Everett. This month we will be starting the new format of having the Financial Committee meeting from 7-7:30 followed by the business portion. If you need to request checks or approvals, be sure to be there for the Financial Committee portion of the night.
Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting, so come see more about how your game is created!  Officers, please attend or send your reports to the Coronets and myself.
In service,
HL Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra

Masonic Park – Work Party – August 29th

Greetings!

It is time for another work party out at Masonic Park!  This will be August 29th.
This work party will be to clear some pathways and build some steps on said pathways, as well as to remove some rocks along the pond area (which improves our camping options!) and to make a better space for Thrown Weapons.  Please join us any time during the day on Saturday to jump in and help!
Those that are helping on Saturday are allowed to come camp with us in the designated work party camping area.  There will be other non-SCA activities going on in the park and you will be considered a guest of the Masons, so please respect their rules.
Every person who shows up helps reduce our overall cost at Banner War, but more importantly, we’re improving the park that is part of our barony’s culture!
This work party conflicts with our Sergeantry Trials and Sable Rose Tournament, but the only other weekend they were available before Banner War is in conflict with September Crown.  If you are attending Trials, please do not worry about missing the work party and we will see you at Banner War!
In gratitude,
HL Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra

Arts and Sciences office opening up soon

Good afternoon,

I am sorry to report that our Arts and Sciences Minister, HL Samira al-Waddi, will be stepping down a little earlier than her term, due to her personal life becoming a higher priority the moment. She has generously agreed to stay on through Banner War, but we will need to find somebody who can take over after that point. If you are able to help with this, please let the Coronets (coronets@aquaterra.antir.sca.org) and myself (seneschal@aquaterra.antir.sca.org) know!

Thank you, Samira, for all of your hard work in the office of Arts and Sciences!

In service,

HL Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra
Senseschal

Baronial Customary Version 3

We would like to thank everyone for their input on the customary today. It is an excellent discussion and, based on what was said, we realized that the way this was written did not accurately reflect the intent or scope of the items in question. That being said, the revised section of the Customary is pasted here and the full text will be in a separate email.

We would also like to point out that the original intent of this is to provide a purchase agreement for items whose materials cost alone exceeds the value of event entry. These are also items that are customarily purchased in other Baronies and at Kingdom level. There is no intention to denigrate the outstanding contributions of those who provide other goods for the Barony. Also remember that in many cases, such as charter painting, the supplies are provided by the Barony although there are many instances where personal supplies are used.
We welcome further comments.

In Service,

Baron Bryson and Baroness Angharad
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.


Any person providing material items to the Barony on an extended and continuous basis can be compensated with entry into Aquaterra Events in exchange for the goods provided. This will be considered a discounted purchase price for said items and must be approved by the Financial Committee prior to implementation of any agreement. The items value must exceed the value of entry into the events. All agreements will be on a case by case basis.

Email address updates

Greetings all,

I hope this won’t cause any confusion for anyone however I’m modifying my email address yet again. The one officially listed baron.bryson@aquaterra.antir.sca.org will still redirect to me and coronets@aquaterra.antir.sca.org will go to both Baroness Angharad and myself. However, I have set up a new email address specifically for SCA correspondence. That email is baron.bryson@gmail.com, original I know. Please correct your address books to reflect one of these 2 email addresses.

Thank you,
Baron Bryson
Bryson MacLachlan

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.

Banner War and Master Robyrt

Greetings,

We have need of a volunteer to haul the baronial trailer with Master Robyrt’s chair in it. As we will not be able to attend on Sunday due to prior commitments, we can’t handle this ourselves. Please contact us if you are able and willing to handle this duty

In Service,

Baron Bryson and Baroness Angahrad
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Heavy fight practices temporarily suspended

Due to the gauntlet of upcoming events, Aquaterra heavy fight practices will be suspended until after banner war. Practice will resume September 19, and will occur regularly throughout the off-season. Thank you.

Styrr Olafsson
MoS AQ
SCAMarshalOfficer

Proposed Baronial Customary for Review and Comment

Greetings all,

Please review the following proposed changes to the Baronial Customary. The highlighted sections are the changes that have been made. If you have any comments or questions, please send them to Sabina at sabinadizorzi@yahoo.com as well as us at coronets@aquaterra.antir.sca.org. The commentary period will end Sept 18 and we will review all responses at that time prior to making any final decisions.

Proposed Changes (PDF)

In Service,

Baron Bryson and Baroness Angharad
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Urgent news: YAC officer needed!

Good evening, Aquaterra,

I am very sorry to report that Baron Jolgeirr has had to resign immediately as our Youth Armored Combat officer due to needing to focus more on modern life after many, many years of dedication to the job. He is leaving some pretty big shoes to fill, but has done such an incredible job getting this program going, we don’t want to see it fall apart now!

That means that we need a new YAC officer, as well as volunteers to handle YAC at our local events. This means Banner War, which is less than a month away, needs help, as well as Ursulmas and all those practices in between. Are you the one who can help us? Do you know somebody who can?

We will also need somebody to take on YAC Iron Key. If you are at all able to help, please let the Coronets and myself know as soon as possible and we will work on a plan for the future of Youth Armored Combat in Aquaterra.

In service,

HL Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra
Senseschal

September Crown

Greetings all,

We will be camping at September Crown and would like to invite anyone from Aquaterra who is going to join us for an AQ camp. Baroness Arianne has kindly consented to take reservations and can be reached at archeress@frontier.com. If you are planning to go and would like to join us, please contact Her Excellency as soon as possible so we can have sufficient space reserved.

In Service,

Baron Bryson and Baroness Angharad
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Upcoming AQ Events

Fri 28
Tue 01

Social Night

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 04

Primary Thrown Weapons Practice

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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