The Scribal Arts are not only an art, but also an important service. They are the means by which scrolls are made to recognize achievements in our Kingdom.
Our Scribes are volunteers and the products of their art are given freely, often without compensation for time or materials.
Falcon Signet, the official Kingdom Scribe:[edit | edit source]
- Mistress Annika die Raucherin (as of July 2014).
- Job description - http://www.calontir.org/files/pdf/artsci/handbooks/sca-calontir-falcon-signet-job-description-2013.pdf
- Encourages scribal education
- Particularly responsible for GOA and POA scrolls
- Helps the Heirs find their Royal Scribe (interested parties can let Signet know they are interested a month before Crown Tournament so she/he can give a list to the combatants ahead of time as their contemplate their potential retinues)
Scribal Guild Head:[edit | edit source]
- ScribalGuild@calontir.org (actually the same person as Falcon Signet)
Royal Scribe/s:[edit | edit source]
- The current scroll wrangler/s on the Royal Retinue, the ones to contact to help with pre-prints and such.
- Database of Scribes (Google Docs spreadsheet, maintained by HL Violet Sinclair) - not linked here because contains personal emails. The link is "pinned" on the Falcon Scribes FB group (see below).
- Database of Scribes on the CalontirScribes Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CalontirScribes/database/8/edit (need to be Signed In as a member to view)
People interested in helping with pre-prints can contact the Royal Scribe as soon as the Heirs make their choice known, esp. for those who want to help create (not just paint) pre-prints before the new reign begins.
Backlog Scroll Coordinator:[edit | edit source]
- In charge of keeping track of who is owed scrolls from past awards and recruiting scribes to do them.
- Lady Julia da Brescia (as of December 2013)
- Backlog Scroll Request Form: http://artsci.calontir.org/backlog-scroll-request-form.php
The Scribal Arts/scroll-making community:[edit | edit source]
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp - Project Avalon is a resource listing dozens of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance documents from a variety of Western European sources.
Writing Cultures/Periods:[edit | edit source]
- Middle English
Calligraphy Hands:[edit | edit source]
Makers Marks:[edit | edit source]
|Aline Swynbroke||small bat|
|Demetra Hanson||black swan|
|Konstantia Kaloethina||two Greek letter Kappas, back to back|
|Jibra'il `Attar||red shepherd's crook|
Resources:[edit | edit source]
- Calontir Scribes Handbook: http://www.calontir.org/files/pdf/artsci/handbooks/guilds/sca-calontir-scribes-handbook-2004.pdf
- Calontir Scribal Gallery: http://gallery.calontir.org/artsci/scribal/scribal-0001.php and https://www.calontir.org/scribal-gallery/
- A companion to Manual of illumination : containing borders, capitals, texts, and detail finishings, etc. - traceable line drawings
Mailing Lists:[edit | edit source]
- CalontirScribes Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CalontirScribes/info
- Falcon Scribes Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalonScribes/
- Scribal postings on the Falcon Banner: http://falconbanner.com/tag/scribes/
- Society Scribal Mailing List - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA_Scribes_and_Illumination/