Winter Crown Pre-Registration

Good Day Avacal Armoured Fighters!
It’s that time again, Crown is Coming!
Crown is being held in Myrgan Wood on February 18, 2023 and pre-registration is now OPEN for the Crown Tournament.
Save time at the table, send the following information to lists@avacal.org to pre-register:

Fighter Name
Membership # & expiration date
Preferred title & Fealty (eg. Squire to, Man at arms to)
Inspiration Name
Membership # & expiration date

Pre-Registration will close on February 15

Their Majesties request letters of intent be presented during the processional.

Maestren Adelheid Holtzhauer, OL
Mistress of the Lists

Membership Renewal Portal Temporarily Down

It has been brought to our attention that with the website down some people can not renew their memberships on the SCA Website portal. We have spoken to the society senechal about a possible allowance for people to not have their memberships for crown as long as they get them as soon as the website is back up and running. This will NOT be allowed, because there is another option. One most of us have not used in some time but it still exists. You can renew and/or get a new membership by E-mail. With Crown only 3 weeks away there is still time to use this option, so we encourage everyone that needs to, to use the email option as soon as possible. I would hate to see anyone that wanted to be competing in Crown be sitting on the sidelines.

Kvigr & Svava
King and Queen
Avacal

You can fill it out and email it to: membership@sca.org

From the King and Queen

Greetings Avacal,

We have enjoyed our time serving Avacal as her Sovereigns! Our time is drawing to an end as your Crown, and we hope you will join our last court and the Coronation of our heirs, Kvigr and Svava, in the Barony of Montengarde.

As the fall harvest and winter draws near, we may see less of each other. Have no fear; we will all be looking forward to spring and summer when we can gather safely again, raise our glasses, and shout, “Avacal! Together We conquer!”

Enjoy yourselves, and above all else, be kind to each other!

Until we meet again,

Wernar II and Sadb I
King and Queen
Avacal

Avacal Advocacy Council

Avacal is seeking 2-6 people for the position of Advocate Council.  The Avacal Advocacy Council will address situations when a member of the populace needs help understanding their options should they feel they are being mistreated.  The role of the Advocacy Council is to support the populace member in addressing their concerns respectfully to support a healthy culture within Avacal.  This support can help members to navigate kingdom laws and policies, listen to concerns, offer advice such as SCA policy and procedure options, and assist with conflict resolution.

One member of the Advocacy Council shall be the Avacal DEI officer.

Responsibilities of the Advocacy role:

  • Be willing to be approached during events, meetings or outside SCA formal events to assist with managing interpersonal conflict between populace members in an advisory role.
  • Actively listen to the concern of the populace member and validate facts by asking clarifying questions.
  • Offer feedback, where appropriate, and, if needed, support the design of scripting to address conflict by focusing on facts and the situation’s impact.
  • They may be present with the populace member when they approach the other party in the efforts to resolve the conflict.

Considerations for this position:

  • Be considered by others to be approachable, open and willing to engage in dialogue.
  • Feels confident to partner with the DEI office, as required.
  • Comfortable with conflict, the ability to be objective, listen for facts and assumptions, and offer coaching to address the issue at hand.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and the ability to manage conflict without creating barriers
  • Be non-judgemental and keep the confidence of the people involved
  • Receive direction from the Kingdom Seneschal as per the grievance procedure/bullying and harassment policy requirement, etc.
  • Dependable access to email and phone.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships across all peerages.
  • We are skilled at working collaboratively with all leadership across Avacal, including the Crown, Kingdom Seneschal, Baron and Baronesses, all group-level seneschals, etc.
  • Attend training to become skilled in Advocacy Training which includes: active listening, effective feedback, and managing conflict.

All officer positions must be paid by members of the SCA.

Please submit your mundane and SCA resume to the Kingdom Seneschal at seneschal@avacal.org.

Applications will be received until January 31, 2023.

Thank you!

Wernar and Sadb
King and Queen
Avacal

From the King and Queen

Greetings Avacal,

What a lovely Fall Crown! Congratulation to our heirs, Kvigr and Svava. Their coronation will take place in the Barony of Montengarde.

To everyone who entered our lists, well done! The heat of the day indeed showed your intent and skill. Thank you to the event team for doing a brilliant job making Fall Crown a fun and successful event!

Please join us in welcoming Isidore Illegitimus and Amya Lyghtfot, who will become Baron and Baroness of Myrganwood at MW Anniversary.

We want to remind our populace that we would love to recognize those worthy of reward. We were hoping you could send in recommendations as we do not see all our populace’s great words and deeds.

Wernar II and Sadb I
King and Queen
Avacal

Avacal Has Heirs! Crown Prince Kvigr and Crown Princess Svava

The Labour Day weekend saw Avacal turn out (approx-imately 240 people!) for the Fall Crown Tournament, at the recreation field in Warburg, Alberta, hosted by the Barony of Borealis. The weather was HOT, and so was the action in the eriks.

The tournament saw 31 fighters and their inspirations vying for the top spot – the semi finals saw Count Kvigr versus HL Donnan Sionnach and Count Elias with the bye fight. The finals were a best of three between Kvigr and Elias. Kvigr won the first fight, Elias the second, and after a re-fight of the 3rd, Kvigr was victorious for his inspiration, Countess Svava. Other highlights of the event included the vigil and elevation of Medb Polestripper to the Order of the Pelican, with several out-of-Kingdom guests having come to share the day and ceremony, and Raoul, Baron of Myrgan Wood was placed on vigil for entrance into the order of Chivalry!

Their Highnesses step up as King and Queen on November 12th in Montengarde at the Avacal Coronation and Samhain event, detailed right above this article. Come and share Their Highnesses day with tournaments, feast and revelry!