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Business Meeting, Siren, Stormgods, Court, Baron and Baroness

Sergeantry

Unto those good gentles who are considering the path of the Sergeantry,
Greetings from Ivon and Hlutwige, Lord and Lady Stromgard

As landed Baron and Baroness, it is Our right and privilege to bestow Sergeantry rank upon those
who successfully traverse the trials We set. The role of the Sergeantry is unique and its honourable
roots are deep in An Tir history. Much has been written by gentles throughout the realm and is
readily available in various mediums. We encourage you, dear reader, to seek these histories as
they are important threads in the immense and diverse tapestry of our Kingdom.
It is Our fervent desire to seek and work with candidates who share Our love of Barony, Kingdom
and Society. Having this opportunity to foster those candidates through this process of education is
a great honour and one We take quite seriously.
Herewith We take up Our prerogative as Baron and Baroness Stromgard to begin Sergeantry Trials
in the coming year. Following is a basic outline of Our expectations for the trials.


Letter of Intent
Each person wishing to participate in the trials must present an original Letter of Intent. It may be by
the Candidates own hand or a scribe may be hired to create the letter. It should include your SCA
name, any titles you bear, any fealty you are bound by, which branch of the Sergeantry is being
sought and a statement of what has led you to seek to participate in Our trials. Letters must be
presented to Us at Baronial Court. The trials will commence at Stromgard Founding Revel(2017).
Those who succeed in the trials will be required to swear fealty to the Baron and Baroness.


Sergeant, Yeoman, Gallant, Lancer
Martial Prowess Throughout the trials, Candidates are expected to hone their chosen skills
culminating with a final martial trial (date TBA). Before or during the trials, all Candidates must
become warranted as a junior marshal for their chosen area. Candidates will be encouraged to be
warranted as a junior marshal in one or more martial pursuits. Candidates will also be required to
teach throughout the trials (at practice, Ithra, social night etc.). Before or during the trials, each
Candidate must have their own complete armor ‘kit’ appropriate to their chosen skill and have
personally made one or more pieces. Candidates will also be encouraged to take part in the
workings of the Barony though participation and education.


Sergeant (armored combat)
Candidates are expected to study and improve their skill to the satisfaction of the Coronet with
Sword, shield, great weapon, ax and mace.


Yeoman (missile combat)
Candidates are expected to study and improve their skill to the satisfaction of the Coronet in target
archery (aiming for an average of 55 in 3 royal round) and thrown weapons at multiple hard targets.
Combat archery is encouraged yet optional.


Gallant (rapier combat)
Candidates are expected to study and improve their skill to the satisfaction of the Coronet with
single blade, double blade, and single blade with parrying device.


Lancer (equestrian combat)
Candidates are expected to study and improve their skill to the satisfaction of the Coronet in general
riding, martial riding, and at least one "advanced authorization" such as crest combat, mounted
archery, or jousting.


Service and the Arts and Sciences
Service and Skill

Throughout the trials, candidates are expected to hone their chosen skills. Before or during the

trials, each candidate must have their own complete period garment appropriate to their persona
and have personally made one or more piece. Before or during the trials, all Candidates must
become a warranted as a junior marshal in one or more marshal pursuits. Candidates will also be
encouraged to take part in the workings of the Barony though participation and education.


Hoflinger/Courtier in Service or other suitable title.
Candidates are expected to study and improve their talents to the satisfaction of the Baron in 3
different forms of SCA administration. These are to be selected by the Candidate in consultation
with the Coronet. As example, going from serving at a feast to being in charge of servers for a feast
or perhaps, organizing an event. Go from learning something to teaching a class at Ithra. Go from a
basic knowledge of SCA history and become a newcomers resource, perhaps through volunteering
at a local events to be a tour guide for newcomers.


Handwerker/Courtier of Arts and Sciences or other suitable title.
Candidates are expected to study and improve their abilities to the satisfaction of the Coronet in 3
different skills. These are to be selected by the Candidate in consultation with the Baron. As
example, going from charter painting to creating original scrolls, from taking a class to teaching one.


Go from being a student judge at Kingdom Arts and Sciences to entering Stromgard’s Arts and
Sciences Championship Tournament.


Other areas of study and trial for Candidates will include though are not be limited to:
Heraldry: Candidates will learn the language of basic book heraldry; learn to recognize the arms of
the Kingdoms of the Known World, An Tir’s Baronies and officers, Kingdom and Baronial awards as
well as the arms of some local and Kingdom nobility. Candidates will be required to begin the
process of creating arms and have arms submitted to the Collage of Heralds by the end of the trials.
Candidates will also be encouraged to participate in court and voice heraldry.


Bardic: Each Candidate will be asked for a short performance (time TBA). No documentation is
needed though knowing the origins of the piece and being able to answer a few questions about it is
required.


Literature: Each Candidate will be asked to research and perform an excerpt from period literature
(time TBA) as well as present written research and documentation for the piece.
Dance: Candidates will be asked to learn three dances of different styles and perform them to the
Baroness satisfaction (time TBA).


Games: Candidates will be required to learn “Gluckshaus”, “Goose”, “Byzantine Chess”, select a
period card game (such as “Brag”) and research a game appropriate to their persona as well as
teach the game to others. A games tournament will be held to test each Candidate’s games
knowledge and skill (time TBA).


Arts and Sciences: Candidates will be required to create an Arts and Sciences item for display (time
TBA) with research and documentation.


Persona Development: During the trials, Candidates will be asked to research and continue to
develop their chosen persona. Each will be asked to create an appropriate personal item such as a
piece of clothing, pouch or jewelry.


Courtesy and Chivalry: Candidates will be required to comport themselves as befits a noble.


Required Reading:
The Art of War by Sun Tsu (recommend translation by James Clavell)
The An Tir Book of Combat (latest edition)
Recommended Reading:
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio,
Aesop’s Fables
The Exeter Book – Anglo Saxon Riddles,
Sun Wukong, The Monkey King by Wu Cheng’en,

The Green Knight – a Danish Fairy Tale,
Bridge of Birds, by Barry Hughart,
Beowulf
The Courtier, by Baldassare Castiglione
Egil’s Saga or any of the Norse/Icelandic/Scandinavian Sagas
The Prince by Machiavelli


Recommended Movies:
(that we like and yes, there may be an extra credit movie trivia quiz):
Excalibur
Dragonslayer
The Princess Bride
13th Warrior
Lion in Winter
Erik the Viking
Kingdom of Heaven
7 Samurai
Name of the Rose
The Duelist
Rob Roy
Iron Clad
Hero
Blood of Heroes
Flesh and Blood
Rome (the series)
I, Claudius (OPB series)

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