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Most Wanted Scrolls - Sept 7, 2014

posted Sep 7, 2014, 11:25 AM by Lana Tessler

Updated post fall coronation

 The following is a list of the kingdom awards and what is needed (and not!).
PLEASE review the scribal handbook for the award levels and suit illumination accordingly to the level of the award. 
  Please contact the chart signet if you've any questions on what is suitable.
The bolded entries are the most needed


Honors and Recognitions (initial letter, one sided)
  • Flower of Chivalry - May Make
  • Heraldic Display - May make (we need a few really heraldically blingy scrolls for this - please contact the signet if interested in making one or two)
  • Lion d'Or - May make
  • Trimarian Lancer - May Make
Tourney and Competition scrolls - Art Sci, Tourney, Bardic  (initial letter, one sided)
  • Art Sci - may make (please contact the signet for which particular art sci scrolls are needed before starting)
  • Bard Laureate - may make
Non-Armigerous Awards: (Initial letter, one sided)
  • Argent Estoile -  NEEDED
  • Argent Morningstar - NEEDED
  • Argent Palm - NEEDED
  • Argent Trefoil - Do not need
  • Cross of St Joan -DO NOT MAKE - we have plenty!
  • Crowns Order of Gratitude - NEEDED
  • Emerald Sea - NEEDED
  • Fletcher - May Make
  • Golden Galleon -May Make
  • Greybeard - DO NOT MAKE - we have plenty!
  • Healers Lamp - Please DO NOT EVER DO any of these we have a HUGE supply and the award is rarely given out.
  • Heralds Tressure - Do not need
  • Mermaids Pearl - Do not need
  • Sea Wall - may make
  • Silver Saddle - Do not need
  • Silver Sling - NEEDED (new - please see award wordings on the website)
  • Trimarian Gratitude - may make
  • Watchful Flame - may make
Armigerous Awards: (one to two sided)
  • Argent Scales - may make
  • Award of Arms - may make (AoA level blanks are always welcome!)
  • Silver Shield - NEEDED
  • Trade Winds - may make
Grant Level Awards: (three to four sided) - I am currently particularly low on grant level finished scrolls
  • Arc d'Or  - may make
  • Argent Sword - may make
  • Golden Lance - NEEDED
  • Grant of Arms - Would love to have Grant level blanks (no calligraphy) to choose from as needed.
  • Guard Trimaris - may make
  • Silver Trident - may make
  • Triskele Trimaris - may make
  • White Scarf - Assigned as needed

Above Grant Level:

  • Court Barony - Will be assigned as needed.
  • Laurel - Will be assigned as needed.
  • Pelican - Will be assigned as needed
  • Rose - Will be assigned as needed
  • Ducal/County - will be assigned as needed

Scroll Image Database

posted Aug 20, 2013, 7:08 AM by Kristen Gilpin

Hon Lady Thalassia Hellenis has started a remarkable project to catalog the scrolls of Trimaris including recent pieces and older pre-prints. You can check out the project here: http://sdrv.ms/166cDsz

Queen's Scribal Combat Tourney at TMT

posted Apr 7, 2013, 11:34 AM by Lana Tessler

Greetings everyone!
To kick the spring and summer off with a scribal bang, we'll be having a scribal competition at TMT, running concurrent with the Flowers of Chivalry tourney.

Details are below!  Please feel free to ping me at minxlette@gmail.com  with any questions.
~In service,
    Milesenda
The Queen’s Combat Scribe Tourney
Entry to the list: ALL combatants welcome, no prior experience as a scribe required! A scroll blank for use by kingdom will be created by each entrant during this list. This can be as simple or complex as you wish but must be inspired by a period source with this information and your name written on the back of the scroll.

There shall be four levels of entry please enter at the appropriate level.
1. Beginner – Combatant has been a scribe 1 year or less
2. Intermediate – Combatant has 2-5 years as a scribe
3. Advanced – Combatant has 5-8 years as a scribe
4. Rock Star – Combatant is a Scribal Laurel or 8 or more years as a scribe
 
This tourney will run concurrently with the Flowers of Chivalry Tourney. You will be permitted to set up your workspace in Scribes Point during their armor inspection. All scribal combatants must be on the heavy weapons field for the beginning of the list.

As with many of our Tourneys each combatant must have a consort. The consort must be one of the combatants in the Flowers of Trimaris Tourney. You may arrange a consort prior to the fighting or, if you have not, we will randomly pair you with a fighter.

You may exchange tokens with your fighter/consort if you wish. Courtesy and chivalry do count! Once the Rose’s have completed their auction scribal combatants shall adjourn to Scribes Point where they will have the duration of the heavy list to complete (drawing and illumination) a single sided boarder inspired from a period source. Paper will be provided when the scribes return from the field. You may use your own supplies if you have them, if not supplies can be borrowed from Scribes Point. Scribes may bring their own books for inspiration or you may borrow from the Kingdom Scribal Library housed in Scribes Point. At the end of the heavy list all scribal combatants shall return to the field.

During the scribal competition, the populace will be welcome to come socialize and watch the scribes work.

Each level will have a winner and the Queen will determine an overall winner to be announced in Court Sunday night. That scribe will be named The Queen’s Combat Scribe and will be awarded regalia to go with that honor.

The scrolls created during this list will be maintained by the Chart Signet’s office for future use by Kingdom.

A quick hello from the new chart signet

posted Apr 1, 2013, 6:23 PM by Lana Tessler   [ updated Apr 1, 2013, 6:28 PM ]

Greetings to the scribes of Trimaris!
   I was fortunate enough to meet several of you at our College of Scribes meeting this weekend, and I know many of you just from bopping around all the scribal classes in the kingdom when I can. For those I have not met, I hope to be able to say "hi" to you soon as well!
    I was honored to take over the Chart Signet position from her Ladyship Finguala this past weekend at coronation and am busily getting settled into that office after having been Finguala's deputy for the last year.
   A few bits and pieces - I will be trying to post "most wanted" lists on a monthly basis just so people know where we stand with what to work on at any given moment. You may, of course, work on scrolls that are not on the most wanted list, but please do avoid those on our "DON'T MAKE THESE" list. I will be perfectly fine if I never receive another Healer's Lamp ;)  The Most Wanted may not change month to month very much but I would rather remind people of the Kingdom's needs regularly. As always, you are welcome to complete full scrolls, line drawings, fully drawn and illuminated blanks, or calligraphy only. Or any combination thereof!
    I really am in need of calligraphers! If you are wondering if you could be one, please let me know and I'll try to get to where you are to teach (or find someone close who can.) Calligraphy just needs some practice and isn't that hard!
    If you need supplies and are turning in scrolls to the kingdom, please feel free to contact our quartermaster, her excellency Jehanette de Lille. Her contact information can be found on the college of scribes web page (see below)
   If you have scrolls to turn in I will happily accept them at any event I am at, or at any meeting. I would prefer you not have to mail them unless you are extremely desperate to get them to me. In general, I'm at an event a month, often more.
    I would like to echo Mistress Gwenyllan's sentiment from the scribe meeting for everyone to continue challenging yourself. The work you turn in is FABULOUS and so very much loved. I cannot begin to tell you how much you are all appreciated and adored and how often I just go "ooooo!" when people hand me piles of work.
    Please, if I can be of any service, if you want more resources in your area, or you have any questions, feel free to send a note.

For those who need a refresher, the college of scribes website can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/trimariscos/home

Thank you!
In service,
    Milesenda de Bourges

Scribal Honors from Art/Sci Faire

posted Feb 28, 2013, 12:32 PM by Kristen Gilpin   [ updated Feb 28, 2013, 12:34 PM ]


Champion of the Arts: Champion of the Arts for this year is Lady Catherine Brown of Coventry for her Stammheim Missal Inhabited A, Pater Noster, and Oak Gall Ink. The Calligraphy & Illumination Judging Group spent quite a long time at Lady Catherine's table and seemed to enjoy it immensely.

Populace Acclaim: The Populace Acclaim went to Lady Milesenda de Bourges for her Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards!

Non Pariel: The Laurels presented TWO Non Pariels at this Art/Sci Faire, one to a member of our College. As one of our members described it, a "Non Pariel" is an entry that is such a perfect example of a historical item that if you snuck it into a museum in your bag and then dropped it in front of a guard they would arrest you IMMEDIATELY for stealing their artifacts and only figure it out later. We had two such entries this weekend, though only one was an "artifact" as such!

Lady Milesenda de Bourges received a Non Pariel for her Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards! There's a special secret regarding these cards - she make a full set of 12 cards, but there are only 11 extant cards from this deck. One original card has gone missing over time. Can YOU figure out which one is the one she created to complete the set

Gulf Wars Champions: The Laurels, in consultation with the Empress, also chose 10 Trimarian Art/Sci Champions for Gulf Wars XXII. Out of those ten, three were scribes from our College. These brave and talented scribes will represent us at the Gulf Wars Champions Art/Sci Competition, which is worth a war point. Our Champions are: 

Lady Milesenda de Bourges - Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards
Honorable Lady Bres O'Seachnasaigh - Pomegranate, Worm & Peach
Lady Catherine Brown of Coventry - Oak Gall Ink

The Queen's Combat Scribe Tourney

posted May 14, 2012, 5:03 AM by Kristen Gilpin

The Queen's Combat Scribe Tourney

Entry to the list: ALL combatants welcome, no prior experience as a scribe required! A scroll blank for use by kingdom is requested of each person wishing to enter this list. This can be as simple or complex as you wish but must be inspired by a period source with this information and your name written on the back of the scroll.

There shall be four levels of entry please enter at the appropriate level.
1. Beginner – Combatant has been a scribe 1 year or less
2. Intermediate – Combatant has 2-5 years as a scribe
3. Advanced – Combatant has 5-8 years as a scribe
4. Rock Star – Combatant is a Scribal Laurel or 8 or more years as a scribe 

This tourney will run concurrently with the Flowers of Chivalry Tourney. You will be permitted to set up your workspace in Scribes Point during their armor inspection beginning at 12:00pm. All combatants must be on the heavy weapons field at 12:30pm for the beginning of the list. As with many of our Tourneys each combatant must have a consort. The consort must be one of the combatants in the Flowers of Trimaris Tourney. You may exchange tokens with your fighter/consort if you wish. Courtesy and chivalry do count! Once the Rose's have completed their auction scribal combatants shall adjourn to Scribes Point where they will have the duration of the heavy list to complete (drawing and illumination) a single sided boarder inspired by a period source. Paper will be provided when the scribes return from the field. You may use your own supplies if you have them, if not supplies can be borrowed from Scribes Point. Scribes may bring their own books for inspiration or you may borrow from the Kingdom Scribal Library housed in Scribes Point. At the end of the heavy list all combatants shall return to the field.

Each combatant will be given a token from the Queen for their participation. Each level will have a winner and the Queen will determine an overall winner to be announced in Court Sunday night. That scribe will be named The Queen's Combat Scribe and will be awarded regalia to go with that honor.

The scrolls created during this list will be maintained by the Chart Signet's office for future use by Kingdom.

Post your Scribal Arts Photos to the Gallery Page

posted Apr 10, 2012, 7:59 AM by Kristen Gilpin

You can add photos of your scribal arts directly to the gallery page of the Trimaris Scribes website! Just log on to Flickr, join the Trimaris Scribes group and add photos to the group pool. Photos added there will display on the TCoS website gallery page!

Follow these steps:

Winter Art/Sci 2012

posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:32 AM by Kristen Gilpin

This past weekend we had six scribal entries in the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire. Each entry was lovely and some had superlative documentation. A few scribes took home accolades from the Faire:

Congratulations to

Milesenda De Bourges
  • Crown's Acclaim
Catherine of Coventry
  • Laurels Acclaim
  • Champion of the Arts and Sciences

Trimaris Scribes invade Red Tower in Meridies

posted Oct 24, 2011, 11:55 AM by Kristen Gilpin

We had a very successful scribal roadshow at Red Tower in Meridies on October first.

About 15 scribes attended classes throughout the day and it was great to get to meet so many eager artisans. Each artisan received a copy of the proceedings that included the handouts for all classes taught at the event.

Special thanks to our teachers:

Hon Lady Franca Donato
  • Italian White Vine
  • Cadel Construction
Baroness Maol Mide ingen Medra OL, OP
  • Drawing Bar and Vine Style Illumination
  • Color Theory, Shading and Drawing Techniques
Mistress Gwenllyan verch Morgan, OL
  • Celtic Knotwork
  • Diaper Work
Baroness Jehannette de Lille
  • Practical Gilding
Special thanks to Countess Elesenda and Earl Thomas for providing crash space for three weary travelers.

And special thanks to M'lady Isabela who made us a delicious lunch for the instructors that included some remarkable mincemeat tarts. Isabella sent along her recipie and I have included it below.

In service,

Maol

I found about 20 different mincemeat recipes online, the only consistent thing about
mincemeat pie near as I can tell are the 3 original spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, so I cherry picked the contents based on allergy restrictions and what I happen to like
most.

Contents
½ lb beef sausage
½ lb turkey sausage
1 mineola orange
3 large Gala apples
1.5 cups California raisins

Liquids
1 Can frozen citrus juice mix (apple, orange, and pineapple)
1/3 cup molasses
1 cup Cruzan Blackstrap Rum

Spices
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
¾ Cup White Sugar
¾ Cup Brown Sugar

Chop up all the contents in small pieces, throw everything in a pot and then simmer
for about an hour (until everything is cooked down into a pretty syrupy pie filling
consistency). You can always do what I did and taste test the rum to make sure it’s good before adding it to the pot

I used a mini muffin tin of 24 muffins, preheated the oven to 425, put the tin in and
then turned it down to 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the contents were sizzling and the crust at the edges were turning golden brown. I let them cool overnight then froze them, reheating them right before I served them at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.

The mincemeat recipe makes 2 9 inch Pie fillings; I used 3, 9 inch buttermilk pie crusts for the crust, (butter, buttermilk, salt, sugar, and flour) and ended up having about aquarter of all the contents left after making 48 tarts.

I knew people eating there were allergic to almonds and to pork so I specifically got
sausage that had no pork casings, and a crust recipe that didn’t use almond milk.

Have fun, thanks again for being my guinea pig for my first SCA meal

Isabel

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