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Heirs for the Barony of Starkhafn have been selected!


Lord Robartach mac Lochlainn and THL Gyda Magnusdotter

picture coming soon


Please see below for details on the process to find heirs, the timeline of events and to read the Letters of Intent from the candidates.
See the Baronial Court page for Progress and Preferences.


The Search for Heirs


Letters of Intent

Linked here are the Letters of Intent submitted by the 3 couples who are in consideration for the position of Baron & Baroness of Starkhafn. They are listed in alphabetical order by the first name of the male of each couple.

Athanaric and Sigridhr | Guy and Eibhlin | Robartach and Gyda


Straw Poll for responses on Heirs

From His Excellency, Michel Philippe:

People of Starkhafn! Here is the link to the poll, as discussed last night.

Please click the link below to participate in the straw poll for the next Reeve and Reevess. Lady Siwan is collecting the responses. They're totally anonymous. You can rank the candidates, and there is room for free-form comments.

The poll is limited to one entry per computer. Please exhibit the best attributes of honorable society, and vote only once.

We greatly appreciate your feedback. Again, all responses are totally anonymous, but please use gentle language!

The poll will be open till 25 March, 2015.

Straw Poll for the next Reeve and Reevess


The Search for Heirs Begins

If you were at Sumbl at Talon Crescent War, you heard us announce our intention to step down next year, at Starkhafn Anniversary in 2016. We wanted to let everyone know the process we will be following to select our heirs and assure an orderly transition.

1. We ask that interested couples submit letters of intent to ourselves ( and ), with copies to The & Kingdom between now and Friday, March 6, 2015. Include your SCA resume noting responsibilities held in the past and current interests, activities in the Barony, and any other qualifications that you feel prepare you for the position. Please include a phone number and contact information. Please note that we will wish to speak with you before step 2.

2. All interested couples should plan to present themselves before the populace at the Baronial Meeting on Monday, March 9, 2015 to answer questions about their history in the SCA, their vision of the future of the Barony, and their knowledge of the Society, Caid, and Starkhafn. We invite all members and friends of the Barony to attend.

3. We will continue to consult with the peers and populace of the Barony, to learn what thoughts and insights you all have concerning the couples who have looked toward this momentous challenge. We will take such counsel from our people until Friday, March 27, 2015.

4. We will also have discussions during the same period with each couple, to assure that all understand the tremendous commitments of time, resources, money and heart this position will demand.

5. At Crown Tourney, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 we will confer with Their Majesties about the couple we feel will best fulfill this task. That same day, we will contact all couples to inform them of the decision, and announce the result.

6. At Starkhafn Anniversary, on April 11, 2015 we will invest our Reeve and Reevess at opening court. They will then begin to travel with us to events, to interact with both our populace and the rest of the kingdom, and to participate in the duties and responsibilities of the Baronage.

7. In the January / February 2016 timeframe, a notice will be placed in the kingdom and baronial newsletters that we will be having a polling to inform Their Majesties that the Reeve and Reevess have the support of the populace as our successors. This polling is conducted by the kingdom seneschalís office, using the corporate database of addresses to send a mailing to every paid member of the SCA who resides within the Barony of Starkhafn.

8. Assuming there is no significant resistance to their succession, the Crown will invest the new Baron and Baroness at opening court at Starkhafn Anniversary in April, 2016.

We are looking forward to this process and hope that all within and without the Barony will help make this a smooth and joyous process.

Michel Philippe and Elspeth
Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn

Request for Letters of Intent from

Michel Philippe and Elspeth
Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn

Letters on Intent from members interested in being considered for the position of Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn need to be turned in between now and Friday, March 6, 2015. either by mail (contact the or for the mailing address) or send via Email to the , Kingdom and the and .

The Letter of Intent should include the coupleís SCA resume noting responsibilities held in the past and current interests, activities in the Barony, and any other qualifications that you feel prepare you for the position. Please include a phone number and contact information.

Timeline

  • Deadline for receiving Letters of Intent is Friday, March 6, 2015.
  • Candidate couples will be introduced on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Populace Meeting. Candidates should be prepared to give a brief statement and answer questions.
  • We will take council of the Populace of Starkhafn until Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • Announcement of heirs at Spring Crown Tourney on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
  • A notice will be placed in the kingdom and baronial newsletters announcing a polling for the support of the heirs by the populace in the January / February 2016 timeframe.
  • Barring any issues, the Heirs will be invested as Baron and Baroness at Starkhafn Anniversary on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

For those considering sending in Letters of Intent, please keep in mind these guidelines:

  • You must, of course, be and remain a paid SCA member for your entire tenure.
  • You must be an active participant in the Barony of Starkhafn and intend to remain so. You must be able to travel to other areas to represent the Barony as appropriate.
  • You need to be familiar with the workings of the SCA, both in our medieval timeframe and within the modern business activities.
  • You must be able to work with a variety of people having diverse opinions, personalities, and talents. Fairness and impartiality need to be hallmarks of your dealings with others and in the handling of baronial situations. You must consider the effect of potential decisions on the group as a whole as well as individuals, and act accordingly.
  • Financial stability is important, as you will incur many expenses. There is no reimbursement for things such as travel and lodging. Kingdom and Corporate regulations also define what expenses may be paid by Baronial funds, and what you will need to bear from your own pocket.
  • Consider the effect this position would have on your familial/personal/romantic relationships. If you are a couple, would your duties cause strains? If you are not, would you be able to work effectively with your partner, and would other relationships be affected, and how?

If you feel that yourself or another is qualified, willing and able to fulfill the duties of this Office, we wish to hear from you.

In Service,

Michel Philippe and Elspeth
Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn



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