Years ago when I was still in Caid, I was close friends with the SCA Mistress Allaine de Beaummont of
Glastonbury, back when she was Lady Ellaine of Glastonbury. We were then both active in the
Society for Creative Anachronism, which for obvious reasons is usually abbreviated SCA. (In the SCA,
unlike much of medieval Europe, a mistress is a much higher position in order of precedence than a
lady.) In fact, during much of the time when Ellaine/Allaine was Seneschal of the Canton of Gallavally,
I was her Deputy Seneschal (these are something like president and more-or-less vice president or
assistant to the president of a local group. Explaining these positions in modern terms doesn't work
We were two of the founding members of the Canton of Gallavally, which is in the Barony of
Dreiburgen, Kingdom of Caid (outside of the SCA geopolitical maps, you would find Gallavally located
in Southern California in America.) We were also two of the writers of The Gallavally Song.
I was saddened to hear that she was burglarized. Any burglary is bad, but some of the stolen items
are irreplaceable. I hope they are returned, and may be more likely to be returned if you will read the
entry below. Even if you're reading this a long time after September 2007, these items may still
To learn about the SCA, see www.sca.org. You call also see, www.sca-caid.org for the Kingdom of
Caid; www.dreiburgen.org for the Barony of Dreiburgen, or gallavally.org for the Canton of Gallavally.
I honestly don't know if the message of the
burglary is copyrighted or not--I hope I'm not
violating anything by posting it here. As far as
I know, you can post anything that's written on
this page in an effort to help get Mistress
Allaine's property back. The Loveshade
Family created the wallpaper, but we release
it into the public domain.
This was posted on
but was taken in turn from somewhere else. There's also a version at http://community.livejournal.
com/caid I hope there's no problem spreading the word here--if there is,let me know at the email
address listed on my homepage.
Date: Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 12:05
From of the SCA lists I'm on:
Mistress Allaine de Beaumont of Glastonbury, a long-time Caidan had her house recently burglarized
in Hemet. It would appear that the thieves were after jewelry as they took every necklace and earring
she had including all of her kingdom awards. The only item left was the very large “chain of office”
denoting her role as Baronial Exchequer (they also left the baronial checkbook).
In her own words:
What is most upsetting is the two Pelican Medallions that are gone. One was carved bone that
was brought to me from New Zealand by Master Damales. The one that was completely
irreplaceable was a large silver medallion, about 3 inches across an unusually thick, on a thick
silver chain. The Pelican is stylized in almost art-deco way. It was made by Master Ambrose who
made the first set of Caidan crowns. I guess it was almost as old as Caid. I received it from the
ever kind and generous Master Hrorek who had it for a very long time. I was hoping to pass on
this piece of history to someone someday but its gone now. (So sorry Hrorek, I feel I let you
down.) So if any of you see it on Ebay or other such places could you let me know?
I haven’t seen pictures or drawings yet, but if some are made available, I will post them. If anyone trips
across these at ebay or similar, will you pass it on?
In similar news, a friend and coworker was recently robbed of a great number of sentimental and
heirloom pieces. If I get descriptions, drawings or photos, I’ll post these here as well.
Update: this additional description has been provided.
I believe I can recall Master Ambrose's pelican medallion; it is silver, slightly convex, almost
Swedish-Modern in style, with a red cabachon stone, probably a garnet, at the breast. Master
Hrorek wore it for many years before passing it along to Allaine, and it holds sentimental value
that the thief could never know.
|You might be able to help get SCA Mistress Allaine's
stolen property back! Please report your information
to Allaine de Beaumont of Glastonbury at
baronessallaine @ hotmail.com
(ignore the spaces--the email address is posted that way to reduce spam)
If you have photos or more information on any of the
stolen items (for example, a photo you took of
Mistress Allaine when she was wearing one of them)
please email your photos/descriptions to me at the
email address listed on my homepage so I can add it
here. That might help get missing items back.