Baron and Baroness (Shaikh and Shaikha) of Castel Rouge

The Baron and Baroness lead by example, presenting themselves as living representations of the Barony.  They will generally strive to look regal in public, wearing the coronets of the Barony and providing a Ceremonial focus.

They also serve as all around ‘cheer-leaders’, supporting and motivating members of the populace into the best people they can be. Sometimes this can take the form of general encouragement, but can also include making introductions to other people who share interests.

The Baron and Baroness have two primary responsibilities.  First, they act as local representatives for the Crown of Northshield, reporting and liaising to ensure the Barony forms a unified part of the Kingdom.  Second, they provide Baronial acknowledgement to the local populace for their achievements and actions, creating and handing out Awards or other commendation for various activities, drawing attention to the many good deeds that makes the Barony a fun place to live.   Generally, they provide this recognition through holding Court.

 

Shaikh (baron@castelrouge.ca): 

Shaikh Gabriel DeLion (he/him)

 

Shaikha (baroness@castelrouge.ca): 

Shaikha Nadrah bint Bishir al-Zahara (she/her)

 

Baronial Champions

 

Baronial Champion:     

Lord Leonidas Kallis (he/him)

The Baronial Champion is chosen by the Baroness from among the authorized fighters of the Barony, as an example of chivalry and courtesy.  The Champion defends the honour of the Barony and the Baron and the Baroness, and holds the baronial sword during baronial courts, adding to the pomp and ceremony of these courts.

 

Baronial Cupbearer:     

Lady Thora Thorfinndottir (she/her)

The Baronial Cupbearer is a member of the Barony, chosen by the Baron as an example of chivalry and courtesy.  The Cupbearer holds a tray with goblets for the Baron and Baroness during baronial courts, adding to the pomp and ceremony of these courts.

 

Pages:   

Page Caleb of Castel Rouge (he/him)

 

Baronial Warlord:     In this time of peace, Their Excellencies see fit not to fill this position.

The Warlord is appointed by the Baron and Baroness to organize and train the Baronial War Unit, which travels to big ‘war’ events to participate in large-scale group combat, in the name of the Barony.

 

Archery Captain:   

THL Siegound Eisenhaut (he/him)

The Archery Captain is appointed by the Baron and Baroness to organize and train the Baronial Archery Unit, which travels to big ‘war’ events to participate in archery-related activities, in the name of the Barony.

 

Rapier Captain:   

Lord Niáll Einarsson (Rhodri)(he/him)

The Rapier Captain is appointed by the Baron and Baroness to organize and train the Baronial Rapier Unit, which travels to big ‘war’ events to participate in rapier melées, in the name of the Barony.

 

 

Baronial Officers

 

Our Society is built on the ideals of chivalry and courtesy, but runs on the concept of service. Without cooks, marshals, teachers, tent-raisers, hall-decorators and so forth, no one would get to enjoy any of the activities we have come to know and love. The opportunities for service are practically limitless and the best part is, when everyone gives a little, nobody has to give a lot!

Officers in the Barony help to coordinate and manage activities within the group.  This ensures that our activities and behind-the-scenes logistics are arranged so that we have a hobby to enjoy.
Generally, any current paying member over the age of 18 can serve as an Officer.   Vacancies are advertised, from time to time, via our Social media and mailing lists.

Officers also serve as a first point of contact for people with inquiries about their focus or interests.  They also coordinate our volunteers.

 

Seneschal (seneschal@castelrouge.ca): 

THL Aemilia Tacita (Sian)(she/her)

The group Seneschal serves as the individual responsible for the Regional Group and their activities. In practice, this equates to the roles of President and Secretary in other groups / organizations.

They are in charge of all the administrative aspects of running the SCA group, such as approval of events and activities, ensuring populace numbers are sustained, and ensuring that the group(s) they are in charge of are running effectively. They also handle most of the enquiries from the public.

 

Exchequer (exchequer@castelrouge.ca): 

THL Amaryllis of Castel Rouge (she/her)

The Exchequer serves the role of Treasurer.  The Exchequer works closely with other Officers of the Barony and Event Stewards to approve budgets, issue funds for purchases and expenses and provide oversight to ensure that money is spent sensibly and responsibly.

 

Knight Marshal (marshal@castelrouge.ca):

Lord Niáll Einarsson (Rhodri)(he/him)

The Knight Marshal serves as the primary representative of the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal, overseeing all martial activities within the group and ensuring that all relevant safety procedures are followed.

In our martial activities, Marshals of various specialties serve as safety officers, conducting inspections of equipment and controlling the field of combat to ensure participants and spectators are safe. They are not referees or judges.

 

Herald (herald@castelrouge.ca): 

Dame Clara Inghean Uilleim (she/her)

Although there are many heralds in the SCA, a Baronial Herald serves as the primary regional representative of the College of Heralds.  Castel Rouge Herald is the title given to our Barony’s Herald.  The Herald helps to consult and coordinate with name and device registration, the running of Courts and field announcements for tournaments and events.

Typically, you will consult with the Castel Rouge Herald if you need to arrange heralds for an event, if you wish to register a device or name or you are interested in becoming a herald yourself.

 

Minister of Arts and Sciences (moas@castelrouge.ca): 

Lady Brenna Dhaimair (she/her)

The Arts & Sciences (A&S) Minister is responsible for coordinating A&S within the Barony, usually in the form of A&S gatherings, or competitions at events.

The A&S Minister is the primary point of contact if you want guidance in any of the Arts or Sciences.   They don’t generally know everything but can point you in the right direction. They are also on hand to offer assistance in entering any Baronial or Kingdom A&S Competitions.

 

Chronicler (chronicler@castelrouge.ca): 

THL Mergen Gal (she/her)

The Chronicler is responsible for the publications of the group. The Barony of Castel Rouge issues a free newsletter called The Chronicle at least 3 times per year.  The Chronicle is made digitally available to all members of the SCA who live within the Barony.  To read current and previous editions, please click HERE.

 

Chatelaine (chatelaine@castelrouge.ca):

THL Rachelle Domonique de Brienne (she/her)

The Chatelaine is the person who carries out the duties and responsibilities of providing a courteous and welcoming environment for newcomers to the local group. If you are newly joining the SCA, or just visiting an event because the pavilions or activities caught your eye as you drove past the park, this is the person who will answer your questions.  If they can’t, they’ll help you find someone who can.

This office has one main purpose: welcoming newcomers to the Current Middle Ages. It is primarily the office designated to coordinate the education and orientation of new members. Ideally, all of the local group’s members should play a role in seeking out new people and welcoming them, consistent with the SCA’s ideals of courtesy.  As many SCA members are occasionally preoccupied with other activities, such as martial arts or hosting an event, most groups designate a Chatelaine to serve as their hospitality representative.  

The Chatelaine is also the primary point of contact for newcomers requiring loaner clothing and/or feasting equipment for events, subject to availability.  Advance notice is required for this service. 

 

Social Media Officer (socialmedia@castelrouge.ca): 

Shaikh Gabriel DeLion (he/him)

The Social Media Officer is responsible for the Barony’s use of social media on approved platforms to support the goals of the Kingdom of Northshield and the Society for Creative Anachronism, and to facilitate communication with their participants. The Social Media duties include ensuring appropriate social media usage on the Barony’s social media platform(s) and reporting to the Kingdom Social Media Officer as required by the office.

 

Rapier Marshal (rapier@castelrouge.ca): 

Master David Dupont (he/him)

The Group Rapier Marshal serves as the primary representative of the Kingdom Rapier Marshal, overseeing all Rapier and Cut & Thrust activities within the group and ensuring that all relevant safety procedures are followed.

In our martial activities, Marshals of various specialties serve as safety officers, conducting inspections of equipment and controlling the field of combat to ensure participants and spectators are safe. They are not referees or judges.

 

Webminister (webminister@castelrouge.ca): 

THL Aemilia Tacita (Sian)(she/her)

 The Webminister is the officer who oversees the the official Castel Rouge website.  If you have any questions, comments or ideas related to the website, please feel free to contact the Webminister.

 

Goldkey (goldkey@castelrouge.ca): 

Shaikha Nadrah al-Zahara (she/her)

The Baronial Goldkey is responsible for maintaining and cataloguing Baronial equipment.  The Goldkey provides access to this equipment for Stewards and Officers, for the running of events.

 

Signet (signet@castelrouge.ca): 

Mistress Hermina Matilda de Ainesleah of Meredene (she/her)

 The Signet serves as the primary point of call for arranging Award Scrolls within the Barony.  The Signet also coordinates local Scribal Artists in their service to Barony and Kingdom.

 

Youth Officer (youth@castelrouge.ca):  Vacant  

The Youth Officer helps coordinate Youth activities within the Barony, ensuring adherence to SCA Policy and modern law, such as background checks.

 

Minister of the Lists:      Vacant  

The Lists Officer serves the Barony by arranging and coordinating list officers at tournaments and martial events, arranging the field of battle and lineups and recording results, to  determine the winners.