Letters of Intent for Baron and Baroness

Greetings Gryphon's Lair. The window for submitting Letters of Intent to serve as the next Territorial Baronage has closed. Two Letters of Intent were received. Those Letters will be posted here and in the Baronial Newsletter, The Gryphon's Roar. Please read them and familiarize yourself with these candidates.

Letter of Intent: Master Don Sionainn Padraig, Baron Caimbeul & Magnifica Malatesta Simonetti

Joyous greetings unto You, Lakhan Mighty King and Vigdis Warrior Queen. Your Royal Highnesses Damon and Veronique, Rightful Heirs to the Vast and Noble Kingdom of Artemisia. Your Honorable Ladyship Catherine Anne, Great Seneschal, Your Excellencies Owen and Malkin Baronage, Your Honorable Ladyship Michelle of Harris upon York, Seneschal, and to you, the wonderful and talented populace of the proud Barony of Gryphon’s Lair.

Do we, Master Don Sionainn, Baron Caimbeul and Magnifica Malatesta Simonetti, Baroness, Send to you these words of greetings and intent.

For we do submit ourselves for consideration for the next Baronage of Gryphon’s Lair.

We seek this noble office simply for the love of this barony. Our desire is to continue to assist in the leadership of the barony. To see it grow, flourish, and maintain long into the future.

Together we bring over 45 years of SCA experience. We have both served as officers in every level from Shire, to Barony, to Principality, and Kingdom. We both have stewarded many feasts and events. Served many retinues and held positions of trust, and honor. We are very aware of the amount of work, time, and financial commitment involved in holding the position of baronage. We understand the necessity of fostering and maintaining the solid working relationship with all of the officers and populace and continuing to support each other.

It is, and has been, honor to maintain the future of, as well as help others learn about, and enjoy our dream of the Current Middle Ages so we all may grow, flourish and serve our Great Kingdom and Gryphon's Lair, our wonderful chosen family.

We would embrace the challenges and the joys of being the representative of the crown to, and of people, of Gryphon’s Lair. Thank you for considering allowing us the opportunity to serve our friends, our barony, and our kingdom.

Yours, in service, unto you and the dream,

Master Don Sionainn Padraig, Baron Caimbeul, ~ Order of the Pelican, Baron of the Court, Defender of the White Scarf, Golden Sun in Splendor, Premier Lux Gryphus of Gryphon’s Lair, Augmentation of Arms, Councilor to the King and holder of the Queen Confidence, Companion of the Golden Pillar of Artemisia, the Golden Maple Leaf, the Pillar of Artemisia, the Maple Leaf, the Flame of Pharos, and Gryphon and Candle of Gryphon’s Lair, the Ermine Gauntlet of Loch Salann, Jewel of the Keep of Sentinels’ Keep, 3rd Defender of the Sable Rose, and a Premier and thrice member of the Chosen Duelists of Artemisia. Jason C. Tanner, #57500

Magnifica Malatesta Simonetti ~ Order of the Pelican, Baroness of the Court, Councilor to Kings and holder of the Queens Confidence, Golden Gryphon’s Hearts, Order of the Golden Sun in Splendor, Companion of the Golden Pillar of Artemisia, the Order of the Golden Maple Leaf, the Flame of Pharos, and Gryphon and Candle of Gryphon’s Lair, Premier of the Society of St Bianca’s Heart. Patience Hallda #198799

Letter of Intent: Lady Shirin Shamsi & Lord Rodrigo Castillo de Leon (Alexander R. Alvarez)

Let it be known to the populace of the Barony of Gryphon’s Lair and to their Majesties of the great lands of Artemisia that we, Lady Shirin Shamsi and Lord Rodrigo Castillo de Leon wish to proclaim our intent to support the Kingdom by taking the mantle of Baron and Baroness of Gryphon’s Lair.

We would love to serve the populace in this role in order to continue the prosperity and increase the strength of our Kingdoms lands.
If selected as the next Baron and Baroness of Gryphon’s Lair, we would continue to foster the family environment that has been developed over the years. We feel that the SCA is more than a game or just a hobby. The SCA becomes a way of life and the people we surround ourselves with become our chosen family. We feel that everyone’s participation and input is very important to the sustainment and growth of our Barony.

We hope to encourage others to step up as Baronial Officers by encouraging teamwork and through explanation and training of what each officer needs to do. We want to show that being an officer is not tedious, and can be a fun way to contribute to our Barony, Kingdom, and Society.
We feel that after our years as members and officers of the populace, we will continue to strive to contribute to the improvement and wellbeing of the Barony. We would like to provide tools and leadership to our populace to help guide them on whatever path they choose. We also want to encourage others to participate in the game as event stewards. We feel a large part of the fun is attending and hosting events. We plan to help guide others to become event stewards by strongly encouraging those who have stewarded more than three times to partner up with members who haven’t had the opportunity. Being their guide along this path will be strongly encouraged.

We understand the role of Baron and Baroness is the connection to the Crown and the Society; as a voice to facilitate direct communication with the populace. In our monthly populace meetings, we would like to start having a policy focus, which will include a focus on a Society or Kingdom policy. i.e. Touch points on no-bullying policy, equipment policy, etc. Helping others understand policies, we believe, will help avoid future misunderstandings. These won’t be in-depth, just simple reminders.
We feel we are suited to this task and look for your approval to take on this role during the coming years.

Yours in service,
Lady Shirin Shamsi (Sherece Alvarez)
Lord Rodrigo Castillo de Leon (Alexander R. Alvarez)