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I would like to put together a history of the Shire of Côte du Ciel.
If you know any dates or have any stories, please e-mail me.
- Yours in Service, Lady Hallerna Stjarnkona, Shire Webminister

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Beginings:
Before there was the Shire, there was the "College Bie Ephraimwald" started by Jennifer Choules in 1983 from the ashes of a previously defunct group with a name that has long since been forgotten. Old Ephraim is still on our Shire's device. The Shire's charter was signed December 6, 1987. The name "Shire of Cote du Ciel" was registered with the SCA College of Heralds in 1988.

Founding Charter for the Shire of Cote du Ciel. photo © Dan Watson

The text of the charter reads:
    We, Brion and Anna, undisputed King and Queen of Atenveldt, To all good genles send greetings and bid them take heed: Forasmuch as several of our good subjects have established in the glens lying between the baronies of Loch Salann and One Thousand Eyes a flourishing community; And whereas they have subdued the countryside and put much land under the plougfh, and as they have held their lands in defense of Our realm against dragouns, raiders and othermenaces, creating through their efforts a bastion of high culture a nd courtesy, showing both great industry and dedication; And as they have fulfilled all those requirements provided for by law; Do We recognize and establish Cote du Ciel as a Shire withing Our Kingdom, under Our Sovereignty and Law with all rights, privileges, and obligations which pertain thereunto.
    Given by Our hands this 6th day of December Anno Societatis XXII being A.D. 1987
Signatures of tha back of the Founding Charter. photo © Dan Watson The back of the charter contains signatures from Shire members of the time and the charter text.
  • First Meeting: Held in Lord Liam Gryffin MacCeallaig an Goibach's living room, in Mendon, UT. When? Stories?
  • First Officers: Seneschal - Lord Liam Gryffin MacCeallaig an Goibach. Who else? Stories?
  • First Event: What? When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • First Shire Birthday: When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • First Shire Heavy Combat Championship: When? Where? Who won? Stories?
  • First Shire Rapier Combat Championship: When? Where? Who won? Stories?
  • First Shire Arts & Sciences Competition: When? Where? Who Won? Stories?
  • First Shire Bardic Competition: When? Where? Who Won? Stories?
  • First Feast of St Pyr: When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • First Harvest War: When? Where? Event Steward? Stories?

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News Articles about the Shire

Beginings | News Articles about the Shire | Former Seneschals | Shire Birthdays | Harvest Wars
Feasts of St Pyr | Champions | Regalia | Bear's Tales | Hosting Kingdom-level Events

Shire Birthdays:

  • First Shire Birthday: When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Champions? Stories?
  • 2nd Shire Birthday: When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Champions? Stories?
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  • 21st? A.S. XLIII December 6, 2008. Lewiston Town Hall. Event Steward? Feast Steward was Lady Gwynnyth with the help of Lady Flora and Lord Aggie. Champions? Stories?
  • A.S. XLIV December 5, 2009. Where? Event Steward was Beodin. Feast Steward was Yashoda. Champions Stories?
  • A.S. XLV December 4, 2010. Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Champions Stories?
  • A.S. XLVI December 3, 2011. Held at Smithfield Youth Center. Event Steward? Feast Steward was Mistress Rebecca Chaderton. Champions Stories
  • A.S. XLVII December 1st, 2012. Held at Cache County Fairgrounds. Event Stewards were m'ladies Vadoma and Anora. Feast Steward was Lord Màtè Czygan. Champions Stories

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Feasts of St Pyr:

    Cathedral of St Pyr The Cathedral of St. Pyr, from the first Artemisian Arts & Sciences event, held in March (?), 1988, hosted by Côte du Ciel. Made of gingerbread, and for a sense of scale, it's resting on 1/2 plywood. The marzipan gargoyles were mocking effigies of the landed barons of the principality at the time, and a few others purely of whimsy. There were 71 hand painted windows, as a fund raiser for the principality, with each window bearing the patron's device and an image of their preference, suitable to some saint or another. The great rose window was funded by Loch Salann, and bore, at the baroness' request, images of leeks, while the windows overlooking the chancel were a series of the life and death of St. Pyr.

  • 1st: When? Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
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    Cathedral Windows
  • A.S. XLII April 26, 2008. Whittier Center. Event Steward was Brigitta. Feast Steward was Mistress Rebecca Chadderton. Stories?
  • A.S. XLIII April 2009. Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • A.S. XLIV April 24, 2010. Whittier Center. Event Steward was Lady Hallerna Stjarnkona. Feast Steward was Lord Sevya Igoravich. Stories?
  • A.S. XLV April 23, 2011. Whittier Center. Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • A.S. XLVI April 28, 2012. Whittier Center. Event Steward? Feast Stewards were m'lady Candice and Lady Hallerna Stjarnkona. Stories?

    Cathedral Tour T-Shirts Cathedral Rose Windows

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Hosting Kingdom-level Events

  • 1st Artemisian Arts & Sciences event, March ?, 1988
  • Coronation of King Ralph and Queen Kassandra de Catania A.S XLI, March ? 2007. Where? Event Steward? Feast Steward? Stories?
  • Crown Tournament, Cache County Fair Grounds, Saturday, October 5 2013. Event Stewards: Lady Cathryn Anne and Lady Zoia. Lunch (potato bar) organized by Lady Cathryn Anne and Lady Zoia. Dinner (gormet taco bar) by Gyula Màtè and family. Won by Duke Sir Konrad von Krixen for Duchess Kortland Stirling Mayfaire.

    Stories
    Duke Timmur came up just to fight the Rose Tourney, & made sure all the new people got a rose. - Lady Hallerna
    During the final round of Artemisian Crown Tournament, HRH Konrad legged Count Ronan. As his Excellency dropped to his knees, he was directly face into the sun. His Highness rotated the fight to provide relief to his Excellency. It was a great courtesy and one that's not always remembered in the heat of Grand tournament. - Lady FiamettaM
    EWe had 3 kids participate in the rose tourney. They delivered at least half a dozen roses each. - Lady Hallerna

  • Other Crown Tourney(s)? When? Where? Winners? Stewards? Stories?
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