The Barony of Loch Salann Heraldry office has recently acquired some new books to add to our library to assist you in researching your name or device! Recently added are:
A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry
by James Parker
Mittelhochdeutsches Namenbuch, 1903 – Primary Source Edition (German Edition)
by Adolf Socin
Dictionnaire Etymologique des Noms de Lieux en France
by A. and Rostaing, C. Dauzat
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names
by Eilert Ekwall
Dictionnaire des noms de famille et prénoms de France
by Albert Dauzat
by T.J Morgan
If you would like to check out any of these or any of our other library books, please contact Saige at firstname.lastname@example.org
The list of additional available books can be located at:
We would love to loan these books out and help you on your way towards submitting your name and device. There will also be a heraldry table set up at Defender’s Tourney so feel free to stop by and toss ideas around, do some research and maybe submit some paperwork!
In Service to the Dream,
Duchess Saige verch Laurens
Crystal Pursuivant Loch Salann
Can you believe that Solstice Court is tomorrow! We can hardly wait to spend time with friends, old and new! Here is a tentative schedule for the day’s events. As always times are approximate-ish.
9 am- Site Opens
10:30 am- Opening Court
Between the end of Morning Court and the beginning of Closing Court: Youth Activities, Chess Tournament, Cribbage Tournament, Dance Class, Silent Heraldry Classes, etc.
4 pm- Closing Court
7 pm- Feast
9 pm- Site Closes
Discovery Christian Church –5929 South 900 East Murray, Utah
This year at Solstice Court the Barony of Loch Salann will be having a Baronial Yard Sale to help fund essential Baronial activities and supplies. Please stop by the sale and have a look through to see if there is something you’ve been wanting!
If you have SCA relevant goods that you would like to donate to the sale (time to clean out those basements and make room for new!) please contact Adele via emial: AdeleBeck (at) gmail (dot) com.
Also, Adele is looking for volunteers to help at the table. If you have time to help, please let her know.
Did you know that this year at Solstice Court: children 17 years old and younger (who are attending with a parent or legal guardian) have no site fee?
So bring the kids! There will be youth activities provided by our wonderful youth officers! They will be able to make ornaments to give parents as well as create a ribbon wand similar to those that were so popular at our last coronation! There might even be a visit from Father Christmas for good boys and girls!
So…what is there to do at Solstice Court?
•The lovely Bengta from Gryphon’s Lair will be teaching a class on Norse Whipcord Braiding. She will have materials, Larger kids are welcome, smaller kids are welcome with a parent
•We have the privilege of having Nesscia, the Society Silent Heraldry Deputy, join us and there will be three classes!!!
1-Sign Class: open to all ages and all skill levels, kids can come with their parents, and we’ll teach some signs, including some that are specific to the SCA and to Artemisia.
2- Q&A/round table: what a silent herald does, the job, the rules, etc.
3- “Hands on” heralding class: practice what it’s like to sign announcements, awards, etc.
•Love games? There will be two…yes TWO tournaments at Solstice Court. The traditional Cribbage tourney and a chess tournament will both be happening! If you like to play bring your boards and join in! Come watch the exhalation and agony of those competing to be named the 2014 Solstice Court cribbage champion!
•The Loch Salann Herald will have a consult table! This would be a fantastic time to speak with a herald about submitting your name and/or device!
•Baroness Elizabeth will be teaching several different period dances!
So much to do! Don’t miss out!
Only 5 days until Solstice Court! Here are a few tidbits that may help you plan your day! There will be food available for lunch (fundraiser) and during our wonderful feast. For those who enjoy some holiday cheer (of the adult type) with your feasts you will be happy to know that the site is wet!
There will be a table decorating contest! Bring your beautiful settings and lovely decorations to make your table at feast really beautiful! Don’t forget those candles! Open flame (well attended and responsibly used) is allowed at this site! Let’s make feast something truly magical!
Bring your banners to decorate the hall! Help us transform the mundane space into a medieval hall fit for Kings and Queens!
Solstice Court is just around the corner! On December 13, 2014 the Barony of Loch Salann would love to host you at our premier event. Come join us for food, games, and even a few classes at a relaxing winter time event. Speaking of food! There will be lunch fundraiser. Delightful soups to warm you! And what is Solstice Court without a hearty feast! Scandinavian inspired and filled with goodness the feast is sure to make the day complete.
As described by Sir Raven:
“For this year’s feast I am honoured to provide a Scandinavian themed meal. The courses of this feast are of a period theme, that I tried to come as close to the period manner of their preparation as is reasonable for this size of a gathering.
Course 1 Bread- Kornbröd (VEG) Cheese- Fresh cheese or Skyr (GS) Soup- Green soup, with or without chicken (VEG, GS)
Course 2 Roast Beef (GS) Honeyed root vegetables (VEG, GS)
Course 3 Pancakes with sweet cream or sweet Skyr and berries (GS)
I have made an effort to provide for several dietary concerns including gluten sensitivity (GS), kosher, and vegetarian (VEG). Though there are meats, gluten, and gentiles in the kitchen.”
Feast Fees :
- Adults (16 and older) – $7.00
- Youth (15 – 6) – $4.00
- Children (5 and under) – free
There are NO advanced feast reservations. Reservations will be taken on the day of the event at Gate when you check in.