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Meridies Graphics Library

These pages contain graphics for Meridies' offices, groups, consulting orders, awards, populace badges, and other miscellaneous badges, devices, and artwork. Additions will be made as more files are created. Each file is available in a thumbnail, large JPG, and resizeable vector PDF. Feel free to use them in SCA files and applications.


ALABAMA

College of the Eagle

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Barony of Iron Mountain

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Shire of Ironstone

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Shire of Glynn Rhe

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Canton of Sedracas

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Shire of An Dun Theine

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Barony of the Osprey

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Shire of Thorngill

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Shire Des Forges

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Shire of Okeborne Keep

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FLORIDA

Shire of Phoenix Glade

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Shire of Arenal

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GEORGIA

Stronghold of Ravenwood

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Shire of Marion Glen

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Barony of Bryn Madoc

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Barony of South Downs

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Shire of Sol Haven

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Shire of Beau Fort

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Incip. Stronghold of Dragonfly Marsh

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Shire of Owl's Nest

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Shire of Talmere

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Shire of Forth Castle

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Shire of Tir Briste

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Shire of Drakenmere

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Shire of Flintmarsh

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Shire of Depedale

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KENTUCKY

Shire of Loch An Fhraoich

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Shire of Redewolfden

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TENNESSEE

Shire of Vulpine Reach

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Shire of Crimson River

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Shire of Nant-Y-Derwyddon

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Shire of Easaraigh

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Canton of Hochwald

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Barony of Thor's Mountain

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Shire of Loch Cairn

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Shire of Rising Stone

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Barony of Glaedenfeld

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Laws & Customs of Meridies

An Introduction to the Laws and Customs of the Kingdom of Meridies

(for those who have joined us from other kingdoms)

Kingdom Chatelaine
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Click here to read Meridies Kingdom Law.

As a new resident of the Kingdom of Meridies, you will notice that some things are done differently here. Mostly this is due to the climate, our SCA heritage, or simply a blend of our southern roots. To help make your transition a smooth one, this page lists some of these customs and hints to help you enjoy your stay in our kingdom.

Events
Event fees in Meridies are for the entire weekend and may include not only bedspace but several meals. Some events will include traveler's fare Friday night and lunch on Saturday. You will want to consult the event's Popular Chivalry flyer or online flyer to confirm all amenities offered. Meridies is fortunate to have many event sites that offer cabins, dining halls and full kitchens. Many of these buildings are heated; some are air-conditioned. Most sites have shower facilities and electricity available, but, as always, please check with the event's autocrat to confirm what each site has to offer.

Activities
Most activities offered across the Known World are available in Meridies, though local activities vary. Martial activities include armored combat, rapier fencing, youth combat, field and combat archery, live thrown weapons, and equestrian. Anyone interested in these activities should contact the Earl Marshal's office for kingdom rules and authorization. A variety of Arts and Sciences activities are also available including guilds, competitions, an artisan's row at many events, Equestrian, Falconry and Hound Coursing.

Associates to the Peerage
The Associate structure is strong in Meridies. It is customary for members of the Peerage to take on associates as they are able: Knights/Squires; Pelicans/Proteges; Laurels/Apprentices. Some Peers also include in their households men-at-arms, pages, and others. Baronies in Meridies do not create Sergeants, as is more common in the west. Meridies also does not have an order of the White Scarf (rapier fencing). Coronets follow Society conventions.

Belts - Aside from the Society standard of white belts, and gold neck chains and spurs for Knights, which is a kingdom law, tradition holds that unadorned red belts, silver chains, and silver spurs are reserved for Squires. Although not specified by Society law, traditionally, unadorned yellow belts are reserved for Proteges, and green belts for Apprentices.

If you are a Peer moving in from another Kingdom, it is recommended that you contact the Secretary of your Order to confirm meeting dates and places, and ask to be put on the Order listserve.

Other - Kingdom laws also apply to badges of orders, collars of estate, batons, and supporters on heraldic arms.

Information on Meridian Sumptuary Laws may be found in the last section of our Kingdom Law in the Seneschal's section of the Kingdom website.

Children
To support the participation of children and their parents, kingdom law states that children under the age of 18 are free unless the child is eating event food, in which case they will pay the "on board" fee. There may also be a charge for children if the site charges a "per head" fee or if the child is using bed space that is limited, in which case there may be a charge for that bed space. SCA policy for Children's Activities: Please consult the Society Seneschal's Handbook Appendix A for the full policy which applies at all Meridian events.

Many Meridian events offer activities for children. Please contact the host group in advance for specifics.

Weather
Residents of Meridies will experience all forms of weather during the year, from snow in the southern Appalachians in the winter to hot, steamy weather in most of the region in the summer. SCA members are advised to come to events prepared with warm cloaks and layered garb/lightweight breathable tunics or chitons, as warranted by the forecast. In the summer, all event attendees, especially fighters, are strongly advised to drink enough liquids and watch for sunburn, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Sunscreens are needed year-round.

Local Pests
Insect repellants are recommended for all outdoor events during warm weather. Mosquitoes and fire ants are pervasive in Meridies, these ants produce an acid that can sting and cause swelling. Check for anthills before setting up camp, and watch your children. As with any outdoor activity, it is recommended that you prepare yourself and your family for exposure to sun and nature.

Coronations
Just so that you are not alarmed the first time you see it, in Meridies the Crowns do not step down, they die - or otherwise can no longer reign. The philosophy behind this is that, in period, a sovereign would never simply pass on the crown. This always involves a certain amount of theatrics, followed by a break in Court, after which the new King and Queen are crowned. In between, the Chivalry guards the thrones, and insure that when the Heir returns to court, the Kingdom is secure and ready for our new Sovereign and Consort.

I want to welcome you personally to our wonderful kingdom, and hope that you enjoy your time with us. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any of the officers on this website-any one of us would be glad to help make your SCA experience with us an enjoyable one!

Baron Gwydion ap Urien, Kingdom Chatelaine

Meridian Zipcode Database

The Kingdom of Meridies is located in the Southeastern United States. Groups within the Kingdom are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Many of the groups in the Kingdom of Meridies encompass large areas and several cities and counties. To get a general overview of where groups are located within the Kingdom, please see the atlas located below.


To search for a group near you, please use the search form below to search by Zip Code for your local group.



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Meridian Google Map

A service provided by Lord Tobias Morgan. Click on a map icon for more information about that group.


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Online Award Recommendation New

Online Award Recommendation

List of Meridies' Orders and Awards

The Crowns of Meridies invites and strongly encourages the populace to bring to Their Majesties attention those individuals within Their Kingdom who are worthy of recognition. Is there some person whom you know that merits recognition for services to Crown and Kingdom or for outstanding performance in the arts or for fighting prowess? If so, you can do your part to see that they receive recognition and reward by writing a letter of recommendation.

You may submit your award recommendation in three different ways:

  1. If you would prefer to submit your recommendation via US Postal mail you will find the mailing address in the back of each month's Popular Chivalry newsletter.
  2. If you would prefer to submit your recommendation in a free form email to the Crown, click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. You may also send in your recommendation by filling out the online form below. Please submit one form per person per award.

It should go without saying that you may not submit a form for yourself. While you may be very deserving, Their Royal Majesties would be more impressed if the recommendation was coming from someone else.

Please Note: Some awards are considered armigerous (meaning they can carry with them an award, grant, or patent of arms). Such awards can only be given to paid SCA members. Other awards, known as non-armigerous awards can be given to anyone regardless of membership. If you recommend one of these awards, please assist the Crown and be sure the individual is a paid member.

Also Note: Submission of an award recommendation does not guarantee an award, it simply brings the person to Their Royal Majesties attention to be considered.

Online Award Recommendation

The Crowns of Meridies invites and strongly encourages the populace to bring to Their Majesties attention those individuals within Their Kingdom who are worthy of recognition. Is there some person whom you know that merits recognition for services to Crown and Kingdom or for outstanding performance in the arts or for fighting prowess? If so, you can do your part to see that they receive recognition and reward by writing a letter of recommendation.

You may submit your award recommendation in three different ways:

  1. If you would prefer to submit your recommendation via US Postal mail you will find the mailing address in the back of each month's Popular Chivalry newsletter.
  2. If you would prefer to submit your recommendation in a free form email to the Crown, click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. You may also send in your recommendation by filling out the online form below. Please submit one form per person per award.

It should go without saying that you may not submit a form for yourself. While you may be very deserving, Their Royal Majesties would be more impressed if the recommendation was coming from someone else.

Please Note: Some awards are considered armigerous (meaning they can carry with them an award, grant, or patent of arms). Such awards can only be given to paid SCA members. Other awards, known as non-armigerous awards can be given to anyone regardless of membership. If you recommend one of these awards, please assist the Crown and be sure the individual is a paid member.

Also Note: Submission of an award recommendation does not guarantee an award, it simply brings the person to Their Royal Majesties attention to be considered.

Recommendation Author

Information about the person writing the recommendation letter: (This is you!)

Your SCA Title  
Your SCA Name *
Your Mundane Name *
Your Group  
Your Address  
Your Phone Number  
Your Email Address  

Award Recommendation

Please select an award for recommendation:

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Information about the person you are nominating for this award:

Person's SCA Title  
Person's SCA Name *
Person's Mundane Name *
Person's SCA Group  
Person's SCA Membership #  
Person's Age

  Some awards are age specific, please exact age for minors. Best guess is acceptable for adults over the age of 30.
Your Reason For Recommending This Person. Please state specific reasons and examples why you are recommending this person. Although valid, the reason "Because I think they deserve it" will not be accepted.

Events the person will be attending in the near future  

Information designated by an asterisk (*) is required for proper recommendation submissions.

 

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