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SCAllion Editorial Board: To whoever put a Blackfox award for us under a cardboard box propped up by a stick – nice try


It’s not the policy of us here at The SCAllion to break with our usual style of dispassionate reporting and speak directly to the audience, but we recently came across a Blackfox Award with our name on it, and we wanted to take a moment to say a few words directly from us to whichever high-level officer(s) of the Society made this for us.

First and foremost, thank you. It’s always an honor to be nominated for the Blackfox Award, and that you think of us as a worthy publication says more than the award itself how highly you think of us.

We are unable to accept the Blackfox Award at this time, partly because neither the Board of Directors nor The SCAllion Editorial Board wishes us to become an official publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, but mainly because the award with our name on it was found under a stick box trap straight out of a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

I mean, come on: do better.  We’re an elite group of writers and editors, not animated rabbits.  Respect us and put some effort in.

The SCAllion will not be responding to requests for comment found under suspended nets; baiting cat, bear or mouse traps; in rooms with only one door; or inside a circle of rope next to bent-over trees.

NOTE: a previous version of this story claimed that the writers and editors of The SCAllion have all “attained the super-secret sixth peerage.” There’s absolutely definitely no such thing and The SCAllion regrets the oversight.

Ealdormere · King

Taking advantage of “no start date” for SCA period, Ealdormere crowns first T. rex persona

SHIRE OF BASTILLE DU LAC, EALDORMERE –  His Majesty Gnaagh has made SCA history by becoming the first reigning monarch with a dinosaur persona, specifically a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“This is inevitable once you realize there’s no start date for SCA personas,” Gnaagh’s Chamberlain Snaawl told us. “Someone was always going to go for a Jurassic reign, and I’m actually excited to be part of making history with it.”

While most of the populace is taking things in good humor, some admit it’s taken getting used to. Lord Alardus dictus Renart, a seven year veteran of the Society spoke with The SCAllion regarding having a crown with a persona from the Upper Cretaceous. “It’s only a little harder to pay attention to court when most of the talking is the King making dinosaur noises.  And of course, His Majesty closing court by playing the Jurassic Park music and attacking the audience has had a real effect. People’s cardio has gotten quite a bit better, though I suppose the music for Jurassic Park isn’t quite the right period.”

Gnaagh has claimed to have done extensive persona research, and worked hard to develop a fighting style that was effective despite his shortened forearms.  “It was really exciting helping him research and craft this persona,” said Snaawl. “About the only place things have really taken a stretch is that he wanted a Jurassic reign, and of course, the T. rex is documentable to the Cretaceous. It’s moments like that which bring the ‘creative’ part to ‘creative anachronism’.”