From the King and Queen

Unto the Mighty Kingdom of Avacal,

We are honoured and humbled to have been selected to serve as your new King and Queen. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to our predecessors, Their Graces Duke Kvigr and Duchess Svava, for their hard work and dedication to the Kingdom during their reign. We hope to continue building on the foundations they have laid and serve the Kingdom to the best of our abilities. We would also like to thank all those who have stepped forward with offers of service or words of encouragement. Avacal is blessed to have such a talented and enthusiastic populace! We understand the responsibilities that come with the Crown and are committed to upholding the ideals of chivalry, honour, and service that are the hallmarks of the SCA. We look forward to working with all of you to make Avacal an even better place, where all members can find their place and contribute to the game we love. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the rich history and traditions of our game, as well as the wonderful community of people who make it all possible.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving as your King and Queen.

Yours in service,

King Gunther and Queen Eyoddi
Avacal

Greetings from Their Royal Majesties

Our final missive is one of gratitude.

We find ourselves lacking the words to convey the gratitude we feel for this opportunity to be the Crowns of Avacal.  We enjoyed the opportunity to travel this Kingdom as your Sovereigns. Getting to see the populace and give recognition to Our talented Avacalians is a joy. We would not have been able to do this without the help and support of so many. To say thank you is not enough. But it does need to be said. Thank you to our retinue, to the Kingdom officers for keeping things running smoothly, to the makers that donated largesse and gifts, and to the people of Avacal for your support. We are honored to have been your King and Queen. We wish Their Royal Highnesses the best in their upcoming reign.

In service to Avacal and the Dream, now and always. 

Kvigr and Svava King and Queen of Avacal

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

New Year’s Greetings from Their Majesties

Happy New Year Avacal! As we celebrate the close of 2022, we can reflect on our challenges and celebrate our successes. We hope you are able to find joy in the coming year as it brings new dreams, challenges and success. We wish you happiness, good health, love and laughter!

Kvigr and Svava
King and Queen,
Avacal

Amendment to COVIDSafe Policy effective 1 December 2022

On 29 August 2022 the Board of Directors amended the SCA Inc. COVIDSafe policy.

The SCA Board of Directors has aimed to balance getting Society participants back to doing the things we love with measures that support Kingdoms in minimizing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVIDSafe Resolutions have provided a flexible, risk-based framework that allows Kingdoms in the United States and Canada to put in place a core set of requirements that event organizers and individuals must adhere to, based on their current risk levels as well as public health directions and advice.

As more information becomes available, the Board reviews and updates its resolutions where necessary, in line with its responsibility to act diligently, with due care, and in good faith. This is never more important than with issues related to the health and safety of our participants. In line with this approach, and in light of recent changes to the national strategies in both the US and Canada to addressing the COVID-19 outbreak shifting from a focus on containment and prevention to treatment of symptoms to minimize the risk of serious illness and death, the Board has resolved the following:

After December 1, 2022, all prior requirements, including social distancing, masking, vaccinations, and testing under the COVIDsafe policy shall be lifted, including those previously left to the Kingdoms to determine, except that the following language is still required to appear on all event notices, flyers, online announcements, and advertisements, as well as being posted in multiple locations (including gate) at any and all SCA-sponsored functions going forward:

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.

Participants who have tested positive at any time in the ten days preceding their intended entrance to an SCA event should not attend any SCA event.

The Board recommends that anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID or who has been exposed to COVID within the five days preceding an event, should self-test the morning of their intended arrival at an event.

Anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID at an SCA event should leave the event immediately.

The Society Seneschal, in consultation with the Society President, may enact any or all previously approved COVIDsafe policies as needed in any Kingdom in the US or Canada, and present such changes or variances for Board approval at the next scheduled Board meeting.

Questions or comments should be sent directly to president@sca.org and seneschal@sca.org, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

A copy of this resolution is available at: https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/COVIDSafe-Resolution-8-2022.pdf