Barony of Forgotten Sea
Bardic Guild
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The Barony of Forgotten Sea established the BFS Bardic Guild in November, 2001. 
If you have an interest in the Bardic Arts, or in the guild, please contact the Guild Head:

Lord Turlogh mac Collin Mor - phone: 816-941-6250

The Original Charter
~ est. November 2001 ~

<Check with Baronage for current guild info>

The BFS Bardic Guild Charter

The Purpose of this Guild

The purpose of this Guild is to give bards in and around the Barony of Forgotten Sea a forum from which to learn about the traditions and craft of the bardic arts, teach what they have learned about the bardic arts to others, to seek and give advice, and revel in the camaraderie of others who share an interest in the bardic arts.

For the purposes of this Guild, the term bardic arts shall refer to songs (spoken or sung), poetry (spoken or sung), stories (satire, saga, ballad, history, genealogy, myths, legends, etc.), music, dance and dramatic performance. 

For the purpose of this charter, the term poem shall refer to a poem, sung or spoken, or a song, sung or spoken.


The Goals of this Guild

 1.  To sponsor at least one (1) competition a year in the field of bardic arts. This may be held in conjunction with
    either a Baronial Event, an event of one of the Baronial Cantons, or the annual Kingdom A&S Competition.

 2.  To hold at least one (1) class a year to educate the populace on aspects of the bardic arts. This may be done
    at a Baronial Meeting, a Baronial Event, a Baronial Canton Meeting, a Baronial Canton Event, or at  R.U.S.H. 

 3.  To provide a medium for the exchange of information between members of the Guild and interested parties not
    affiliated with the Guild.

 4.  To improve the overall quality of the bardic arts and the manner they are taught in the Barony of Forgotten Sea,
    providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which bards and prospective bards can learn, teach and develop.


The Requirements for this Guild

 1.  To provide a minimum of twelve (12) performances annually at Baronial functions. This may be the result of one
    or more of the members of the Guild.

 2.  To produce a minimum of one (1) informational article annually on some aspect of the bardic arts, to be “published”
    in either the Baronial Newsletter, the appropriate Kingdom publication (i.e. Calon Scrolls) and/or placed on the
    Forgotten Sea Bardic Guild website. This may be the result of one or more of the members of the Guild.

 3.  To support any reasonable requests of the Calontir Crown for the skills of the members of the Guild.

 4.  It shall be the responsibility of the Guild to develop and produce at least one song/poem that will become
    representative of Forgotten Sea.


The Structure for this Guild

 1.  The Baronage of Forgotten Sea shall select the initial Bardic Guild Head, who shall oversee the Guild for one year.

 2.  At the end of each year, the Guild shall select a Guild Head by a consensus of the Guild members. A Guild Head
    may be selected to oversee the Guild for consecutive years by the Guild members.

 3. There shall be no ranks within the BFS Bardic Guild. In an effort to promote interaction, camaraderie and a friendly,
        helping atmosphere in which to learn; to reduce the possibility of competition amongst the members but instead
         inspire cooperation and an exchange of ideas, techniques and information, ranks shall not exist.

 4.  Duties of the Guild Head and the Guild members:
a.  One of the duties shall be quarterly reports by the Guild Head to the Baronage and Seneschal of Forgotten Sea
        on the Guild’s activities.
b.  One of the duties shall be the keeping of records for each member of the Bardic Guild with a tallying of their
        repertoire and performances at SCA activities.

i.  This duty may be assigned to a deputy position, to be known as the Keeper of the Book, if the Guild Head
            so desires. However the Guild Head is responsible for seeing that the records have been kept.

ii.  It is the responsibility of the Guild Members to check and verify that their repertoires have been correctly
            and completely recorded.

c.  It shall be the duty of the Guild Head to make recommendations to the Baronage for advancement of individuals
within the Baronial award structure.  

d.  Additional duties may be developed as the Guild grows and needs arise.

 5.  Should any disputes arise that cannot be settled by a consensus of the Guild Head and the Guild members, the
    Baronage of Forgotten Sea retains the authority to settle such disputes.

 6.  The Barony of Forgotten Sea will establish and register a badge for Guild Insignia that all members of the 
 Forgotten Sea Bardic Guild are allowed to wear and display. REGISTERED: Argent, a harp and a base vert.

This is the list of the members of the Barony of Forgotten Sea Bardic Guild.

* = Charter Member  

. * = Bardic Guild Head  * = Baronial Bardic Champion 
 * = Honorary Member . * = Former Bardic Guild Head . * = Former Bardic Champion

Member Name 
Baron Cormac MacCumail**                 (membership granted posthumously)
Her Ladyship  Dorcas Whitecap**  
Her Ladyship  Fiona nic Gormliatha** 
His Lordship  Mathurin Kerbusso* 
Master Mikal the Ram**
Baron Modar Neznanich **
Lord  Turlough mac Collin Mor***

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