Fighter’s Practice!!!

We will be starting fighter’s practice this Thursday, 7/15 (and planning to continue weekly). Practice will begin at 6:30 PM at Reaney Park in Pullman.

Reach out via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/133206640040992/) or email lyonsmarche.marshal@antir.org to let us know if you are coming, and if you would like to fight Rapier or Heavy. If you need loaner gear let me know.

For those of us pulling our armor our for the first time in a year, check it over at home, we will also be inspecting everything at practice to make sure we are all in working order.

Now for Pandemic Stuff: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.If you are not vaccinated, for the safety of yourself and others, please where a mask, and socially distance when possible. Or better yet, get vaccinated.There will be the usual sign-in waiver sheet, with the addition of requiring a phone number, in case a need arises for contact tracing. Everyone in attendance must sign in, not just fighters.

College of Lyonsmarche Council Meetings

We will be having our College of Lyonsmarche council meetings monthly on the second Monday of every month at 7pm. Below are the details for joining the virtual meeting.

To obtain the password, please email: lyonsmarche.seneschal@antir.org any time prior to the start of the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81752089116?

Meeting ID: 817 5208 9116

Please note: “An Tir will remain closed to events and associated official activities, until further notice.”

Below, the words of our Crown:

Greetings to Our most beloved Populace,

After much deliberation, the SCA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Kingdoms of the Known World and modern health authorities, has decided to lift its blanket ban on events, starting June 1st, 2021.

Additionally, they have now handed the decision of when to resume events and activities to the respective Kingdoms.
This is wonderful news, and Our hearts are lifted with future thoughts that this untimely pause in our pastime of events and fellowship, may one day return to the joy we once shared.

It must be noted that while the SCA Board of Directors has released the decision back to the Kingdoms, this does not necessarily mean that it is safe to resume events immediately; rather that the overall emergency has lessened enough that observance of regional modern health authority guidelines may be utilized to best direct the policies for potential resumption of play within their localized Kingdom governance and decisions.

With regards to return, the SCA Board of Directors has laid out their minimal requirements, which will stay in place until revisited.
These are to be held across all Kingdoms, and any further restrictions due to local considerations and health authorities are to be observed in addition, at a Kingdom level.

We would ask you to see the announcement by the SCA Board of Directors to understand the current minimum requirements for events:
https://www.sca.org/news/resolutiontoliftsuspensionapril2021/?fbclid=IwAR2CvvQFXUt7FxJ9LIExt9H_j7Xg14F-FFjQmw3yBnFFBo84caWtyPG5MmE

We will continue to monitor the information provided by the relevant health authorities that effect our Kingdom, and continue to review Our timeline and potential release of activities.

An Tir will remain closed to events and associated official activities, until further notice.
We will announce changes publicly on the Kingdom website in advance of release dates, with listed requirements and stipulations as they may apply.

As you know, An Tir stands apart from many Kingdoms in the vast land it encompasses, and the multiple groups we contain.
What this means is that any decision made that will affect the whole Kingdom comes with many complexities, as we span multiple regions, states / province, and an international border.
Each of these regions has their distinct health authorities, social distancing guidelines, and vaccine distribution.
One key piece to our resumption of fellowship across Our great Kingdom is the international border closure between Canada and the United States. This will be a major factor in the decision to allow Kingdom level events.

We deeply value the history within the traditions of Our Kingdom.
Holding Crown Lists where everyone who wishes to fight in the Tournament is given the opportunity to strive for the Thrones, is something that sets An Tir apart within the Known World.
It is Our intention to preserve these traditions, for all Our people.

There are a number of factors which must come to pass before An Tir can open up for events, and your leadership team is monitoring the situation daily.
We were the first Kingdom to recognize the severity of this pandemic, and We moved to shutter our windows in order to protect Our Populace.
We must ask you to hold fast in the name of unity for the safety of every person that calls this Kingdom home.

Your Crown has been meeting weekly with the Kingdom Seneschal to create a plan for reopening that respects all modern health authority guidelines, and We are taking into consideration such things as: financial impact of holding under-supported events, resuming martial activities safely, modeling responsible behaviors in our gatherings, logistic requirements, and many more questions that stand before Us.
There are considerations regarding how to layer in safeguards that comply with Modern, BoD and Kingdom specific rules; safeguards such as mandatory masks, vaccinations, event caps, and others.
We are not an enforcement agency, nor do We have the means to do so, and the line of what We wish to see and what We can demand is very fine.

This is a complex discussion that requires extensive review and a practical approach.
We ask you to bear with Us all, as We move ahead in Our best efforts and intentions to prepare for you the safest and clearest path to a healthy and warm return.

Currently, We remain hopeful that there will not be another wave of uncontrolled infections. The administration of vaccine and continued efforts in social distancing measures and enhanced hygiene look to be having the desired effects in reducing and stemming transmissions.
Of course, this does not mean it is impossible, and we must all stay the course to ensure we are doing our part to mitigate risk.

We know that it is in everyone’s best interest to gather with loved ones again; friends are a balm that each of our hearts dearly needs, right now.
Our goal is to bring us all together as quickly and as safely as We can.

Thank you for standing strong in the face of this difficult time.
An Tir is strong, and We will all be together again soon.

We love you all.

Christian III
Rex

Hélène III
Regina

January Council Meeting

We will be having our January College of Lyonsmarche council meeting on Monday, January 11 at 7pm. Below are the details for joining the virtual meeting.

To obtain the password, please email: lyonsmarche.seneschal@antir.org any time prior to the start of the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81752089116?

Meeting ID: 817 5208 9116

October Council Meeting

We will be having our October College of Lyonsmarche council meeting on Monday, October 5 at 7pm. Below are the details for joining the virtual meeting. To obtain the password, please email: lyonsmarche.seneschal@antir.org any time prior to the start of the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 810 7998 8007

Passcode: email lyonsmarche.seneschal@antir.org for password

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February Council Meeting


The next College of Lyonsmarche business/council meeting is Wednesday, February 12, starting at 6:00pm.

Location: 135 NW State Street, Pullman, WA.

There will be a Fighters Practice following the conclusion of the meeting.

This is a meeting that is held monthly to discuss finances, plan and recap on group events and gatherings, and discuss other group business.



Arts & Sciences Class

Our Arts and Sciences Minister, Mistress Morgaina, will be hosting a charter painting class! Please join us even if painting isn’t of interest to you, we’d love to visit and learn about projects you are working on!

Date: Monday, December 16

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: the 1912 Center – 412 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID 83843

Questions can be emailed to: lyonsmarche.artsnsci@antir.org or posted to our Facebook discussion page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/133206640040992/

Photo taken from: Hlutwige’s charter painting tutorial 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KBQwP9JLY0

January Council Meeting


The next College of Lyonsmarche business/council meeting is Wednesday, January 8, starting at 6:00pm.

Location: 135 NW State Street, Pullman, WA.

There will be a Fighters Practice following the conclusion of the meeting.

This is a meeting that is held monthly to discuss finances, plan and recap on group events and gatherings, and discuss other group business.