Welcome to the AEthelmearc College of Scribes & Illuminators Website
Unto the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, does Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Sylvan Signet of Æthelmearc send greetings.
The Kingdom is very low on scroll blanks and we need to replenish. There are calligraphers who are anxious to share their skills, with nothing to write upon. With permission of Their Royal Majesties, Titus and Anna Leigh, I hereby issue a challenge to all. How many scroll blanks can you make?
This challenge is to take place from now until March 21, 2015. There will be two collection points. The first will be at Æthelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night, to be held on January 10, 2015 in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and the second will be on March 21, 2015 at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.
There will be prizes at both collection events for each segment of the competition as well as overall. Winners will be selected on a point based system.
The points will be awarded as such:
1 pt - for every scroll blank turned in
1 pt - for inspiration documentation cited
1 pt - for use of period pigments noted
1 pt - for use of period inks noted
1 pt - for being an experienced scribe (on the roster for more than a year or having an award for C&I )
2 pts - for being a new scribe (not on the roster or on the roster for less than a year)
There will also be an undisclosed amount of points for an "ooh factor" to be awarded by members of the Signet Office and the Royalty.
- No scroll blanks larger than 11"x 17"
- Hot press water color paper, pergamentata or animal vellum/parchment preferred, though Bristol board is acceptable
- No use of markers (felt tip or magic), color pencils, pastels or crayons.
- Name of scribe must be listed on the back of the scroll.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Baroness Ekaterina Volkova
Sylvan Signet of Æthelmearc
baronessekat AT gmail DOT com
AEthelmearc Heralds & Scribes Schola will be held November 15, 2014 in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Land (Pittsburgh, PA)
You do not need to be a herald or a scribe to attend. Classes will be offered at many different levels of interest, knowledge & skill.
The class schedule for the event is already beginning to take shape but opportunities to teach are still available. New teachers as well as those who have experience are encouraged to come and share their art.
Several scribes have offered to teach but haven't selected a subject yet, so suggestions for classes you would like to take are also welcome.
To volunteer to teach a scribal class, please send the information requested below to
Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon
yvianne AT zoominternet DOT net
- Teacher's name
- Title of class
- Length of class
- Limit on class size (if there is one)
- Fee for materials and/or handouts (if there is one)
- Skill level (beginner - intermediate - advanced - any)
Please include any special needs or requests (sink, area for wall projection, etc)
Heraldic classes are also needed. You may contact THLord Malcolum Willelmi, Deputy for Heraldic Education directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or I can forward requests to him
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any further assistance.
Looking forward to an excellent event!!
Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon
AE Scribal Education Deputy
This site has information about the scribes within our Kingdom, Signet Policies and our reference guide aka the "Red Book".
If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or requests regarding the Signet website, please contact the Signet Webminister, Baroness Juliana (signetwebminister AT aethelmearc DOT org).