From our Baron and Baroness, Tariq and Elieth

Unto the good populace of the Citadel of the Southern Pass do we, Tariq and Elieth, Shayk and Shayka, send greetings!

We write to you as our mighty King and Queen prepare to hold the tournament to find their heirs. This grand event will be held in the Barony of al-Barran on March 9, 2019. We encourage all of you to attend and bear witness to the field of honor as the greatest of Outlandish warriors vie to serve as the next Crown of our mighty Kingdom.

We also wish to share with you the glad tidings from Estrella War. It was truly a great time despite the adverse weather that struck during the event. Citadel was represented on both the heavy and rapier fields with His Excellency taking to the heavy field and Don Carlos leading the Southern Outlands rapier army as their General. Citadel rapier fighters brought much honor in particular to the barony and they have many a fine war story to share. We encourage you all to seek them out and share a drink and a tale with them.  Citadel was also represented in the Arts with Her Excellency participating in the Estrella War Known World Choir and Monique participating in the A&S display with the Sun Dial gifted to us, Tariq and Elieth, by Lady Aveline, m’lady Monique Sir Patrick, Lady Zana and m’lady Noor.

Finally, Mighty Citadel, we must not forget that our own time as your Baron and Baroness will soon draw to a close. It has been decided that we will retire as your Baronage at Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition and Queen’s Prize; to be held on April 13, 2019. We wish to thank those who submitted letters of intent to be the next coronet of our beloved barony as we look forward to serving the Barony in other capacities. Their Majesties have declared a polling of their populace to be held on March 24, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm during our regularly scheduled Baronial Day and Populace Gathering at Album Park. Their Royal Majesties will be present during the polling to speak with members of the populace in order to hear their words regarding this most important selection. There will also be an opportunity to speak with the candidates starting at 10 am during a Question and Answer Session.

The coming of the Crown for polling and Baronial Investiture means that there will be an opportunity for members of our populace to be recognized for their diverse, good works for the Barony and the Kingdom. If you feel that you know someone who has contributed to the betterment of the Barony and the Kingdom, please recommend them for an appropriate award. Awards are given at both the Kingdom and Baronial level for merits in the areas of combat, arts and sciences and service. There is a large range of awards to be considered and descriptions can be found at http://wimble.outlandsheralds.org/awards_group.php?GroupID=96 for Kingdom level and http://www.southernpass.org/history/our-awards/ for Baronial level. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like help or clarification on any of these awards. Recommendations can be made for Kingdom level at http://www.online.outlands.org/. For Baronial level please send recommendations via email to coronet@southernpass.org. Finally, please send your recommendations as soon as possible in order to give appropriate time for recommendations to be evaluated and scrolls to be solicited.

Once again we wish to thank you all for helping us to make The Dream that is the SCA a reality.

Yours in Service,