News and Announcements

This page contains posted announcements and news that pertain to or are about the Shire of the Ruins including updates, changes, and meeting information.  If you would like to an announcement posted here, please contact the Webminister.

Are you willing to serve your Shire of the Ruins

posted Sep 4, 2018, 5:24 AM by Seneschal Shire of the Ruins   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 4:12 PM ]

Shire Members please email to post for open positions.  Please refer to the page on this web site for job descriptions.  Be writing your SCA resume or mundane qualifications now.  You will only have a 30 day window to post for these positions.  The Kingdom will then send the applications to the Seneschal of the Shire of the Ruins for the executive committee to review.  

Open positions:  (Those listed in bold need to be filled first) DEPUTY SENESCHAL, DEPUTY EXCHEQUER, CHRONICLER, HERALD, WEB MINISTER, CONSTABLE.  Also, deputy Hospitaler, deputy Marschall, deputy equestrian, and deputy Art/Sci Minister are open.  

Congratulations to the new Champion of the Shire of the Ruins!

posted Jul 11, 2014, 11:50 AM by Shire Ruins

Congratulations goes out to Sir Valbrandr for conquering over his worthy opponents as Sir Valbrandr emerged victorious to claim the title of Champion of the Shire of the Ruins which gives him claim to being members of the Shire for life. 

Congratulations Sir!!!

Lady Mira
Shire Chronicler

Welcome New Officers!!!

posted Jul 11, 2014, 11:46 AM by Shire Ruins   [ updated Jul 11, 2014, 11:59 AM ]

Please join me in welcoming Duchess Eridani to the office of Herald , Countess Cherric (Cherish) to the office of Hospitaler, and Baroness Franca to the Office of Seneschal. 

Lady Mira
Shire Chronicler

Updating Membership Pages

posted Oct 12, 2012, 11:01 AM by Shire Ruins

Hi all,
I am attempting to update membership pages.  If you would like your page updated, please send pictures and information to  Thanks,

Petition for Baronial Status

posted Oct 9, 2012, 5:02 AM by Shire Ruins   [ updated Oct 12, 2012, 11:20 AM ]

At Michaelmas, our Seneschal Daniel von Hessen and our newest royal peer, Countess Sibilla Dane, turned in the Shire's petition for Baronial Status to the Crown of Trimaris.  The Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal indicated that the petition would be submitted to the Board of Directors for the October 15th meeting.  We should hear something by the November business meeting.
The candidates for the Baronial seats that were listed in the petition are:
Jarl Ari Tyrbrandr and Countess Sibilla Daine
Syr Takamatsu Tadayoshi No Kami Satasumi and Lady Cecilia d'Este
Sgt. Daniel von Hessen and Baronessa Franca Donato
Thank you to all who participated in the petitioning status.

Siege of St. Martin's Shrine Event Report

posted Oct 9, 2012, 4:50 AM by Shire Ruins

April 23, 2012--This past weekend, the Shrine of the Ruins presented Siege of St. Martin's
Shrine, the only event with a full on structure battle within the Kingdom of
Trimaris. The weather held and was reported by the King to be the best of
fighting weather, "overcast with cool breezes."
Count Ari Tyrbrandr and his crew of faithful builders erected the abbey on
Friday and 85 souls joined us on Saturday morning. Orias, the Orgre, and his
trusty assistant, Pookie Ogresson, gave us delectable delights to feast upon.
The grill was manned by Pookie and his assistants, Valan and Stephen, and no
one was more happy to hear from Pookie, "Hey, how's my sausage?"
Many whiled the time away at our classes on consort gifts and event planning and
the children enjoyed the playground.
St. Martin upon receiving the news that his sainthood was official released the
rains upon the field to refresh it. All made their way to the hall to celebrate
the day over food and drink. Lord Orias did not disappoint. The succulent hens
and vegetables roasted from the Abbey's farm were savored by all. Fine friends
made for good yarns and the conversation among men and ladies was had much in to
the evening. The farwells were bittersweet, but the children longed for their
beds and the horses for their barns. The monks chanted their prayers as masses
Thank you to all who attended and most thank yous to the Saint and his family
for honoring us with their attendance and thank you to Their Majesties, Trimaris
for attending our event as well.

Event Stewards: Herr Daniel von Hessen and THL Franca Donato
Field Steward: Count Ari Tybrandr
Feast Steward: Lord Orias, the Orgre
Reservationist: Lady Amra di Medici
Staff: Lady Moul d'Ceder, Lady Rhiannon Branwen Corcoran, Lord Sebastian von
Trier, Lord Corwyn Morgenstern, Valan of the Ruins, Mirabella, Lucius di Mare,
Pookie Ogresson, Mikaela Corvinus, Tobias von Kassel, Dig Snnorasson, Ambrose,
Will, Jarrod, Stephen

Court Report.
Luca di Mare-----Lion d'Or
Lady Moul d'Ceder------Argent Palm
Herr Daniel von Hessen---Argent Palm, Gray Beard
Olav von Trier--------Gray Beard
Sebastian von Trier------AOA
Sable Dragon------------AOA

Siege of St. Martin's Shrine!

posted Apr 9, 2012, 3:08 PM by Shire Ruins

Please visit the following page for information about the event.

Ruins Demo a Success!

posted Nov 28, 2011, 10:14 AM by Shire Ruins

July 31st, 2011
Lakeland, FL A big thanks goes out to Lord Bryan, Thomas, Lord Garcia, Mold, Lord Ambrose, and Sir Taka for coming out nd helping to make the demo a smashing success.  Lord Garcia did a wonderful job explaing things in a way that was not only understandable but got quite a few laughs.  He eve got a few of the tougher kids to show off their musical skills on his drum.  They also wished they could see Thomas hsow off his bow sklls after they had a look at it, and he gave some great tidbits on just what it could do.  Butm thge real treat came when Lord Bryan and Lord Ambrose fought.  The kids really enjoyed seeing it happen so much that a few stuck around after school to the match with Sir Taka and ask some great questions.
by Amra de Medici

Battle of Uji in August

posted Jul 20, 2011, 4:11 AM by Shire Ruins

Please visit the following link to learn more about the Battle of Uji occuring August 6th, at Blackwater Ranch in Lakeland, FL.

St. Martin's Shrine Ransacked!!! Well defended by the children.

posted Nov 5, 2010, 3:45 PM by Shire Ruins


Thank you to all who joined us for Siege of St. Martin's Shrine including His Eminence, St. Martin and family. You made our event a success.  We had another good day of good fighting, good food, and fine weather.
This event could not have run smoothly without the hard work and committment of
our staff. Thank you to

Gate--Barbara of the Ruins, Zach, Pookie, Steven, Doug, Fang
Reservationist--Heather Walkere
Reservations Help--Sebastian, Blair,and Kim
Parking Fairy--Ghita
T-Shirt sales--Rhiannon
Feastcrat--Olaf von Trier
Kitchen assistants--Orias, Blair, Baroness Katherine Angelique
Lunch Salesmen--Doug
Servers--Ghita, Laura, Taka, Cecelia, Horroken, Steven, Joe, Christin, Franca 
Herald--Edward Barbour
Site and Event Runners--Ghita, Joe, Sebastian, Rhiannon, Christin, Steven, Doug
Tokens--Franca, Kim, and Baroness Katherine Angelique
Battlecrat--Ari Tybrandr
Field crew--Cody, Moulde, Amon, Sebastian, Pookie, Zach, Joe, Doug
Marshalls--Lady Sabille (Aelfwyn) and Joe.
Entertainment Coordinator--Kim

And to any others I may have missed, thank you.

A special thanks to the crew who spend a day building the shrine and another day breaking it down after the event.
A special thanks to the Abbot and all of the monks of the One True Pipe.  You will always have a home in the Shire of the Ruins. Thank you.

We have enjoyed hosting this event here in the Shire of the Ruins and look
forward to serving the kingdom again.

In Service,

Lady Franca Donato and Lord Daniel von Hesson
Co-Event Stewards
Siege of St. Martin's Shrine

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