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The Search for Heirs

Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent will be linked here after the submission deadline of Monday, 24 February 2020.

Request for Letters of Intent for the position of Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn

Linked here are the Letters of Intent submitted couple(s) who are in consideration for the position of Baron & Baroness of Starkhafn. They are listed in alphabetical order by the first name of the male of each couple.

Thomas and Catylyn

From the current Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn, Robartach and Gyda

Letters on Intent from members interested in being considered for the position of Baron and Baroness of Starkhafn need to be turned in between now and Monday, 24 February 2020 either by mail (contact the or for the mailing address) or send via Email to the , Kingdom and the and .

The Letter of Intent should be brief (no more than 2 pages) and include each individualís history, experience, and accomplishments within the SCA as well as any modern activities you believe will support your qualifications for the position. Please include contact information.


  • Deadline for receiving Letters of Intent is Monday, 24 February 2020
  • Candidate couples will be introduced at a Curia Thursday, 27 February 2020 (5:30pm-8:00pm). Candidates should be prepared to give a brief statement and answer questions.
  • We will take council of the Populace of Starkhafn until Friday, 6 March 2020.
  • Announcement of heirs on TBA.
  • A notice will be placed in the kingdom and baronial newsletters announcing a polling for the support of the heirs by the populace in early 2021.
  • The Heirs will be invested as Baron and Baroness at Starkhafn Anniversary on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

For those considering sending in Letters of Intent, please keep in mind these guidelines:

  • You must be and remain a paid member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) for the entirety of your tenure (of 3-5 years).
  • You must be an active participant in the Barony of Starkhafn and intend to remain so.
  • You must be able to travel to other territories (especially in Caid) to represent the Barony as appropriate.
  • You should reside within the territorial borders of the Barony of Starkhafn.
  • You should be familiar with the rules, laws and culture of the SCA (and the Barony).
  • You must be able to work with a variety of people having diverse opinions, personalities, and talents. Fairness and impartiality need to be hallmarks of your dealings with others and in the handling of baronial concerns. Take into consideration the effect of potential decisions on the group as a whole as well as individuals, and act accordingly.
  • Financial stability is important, as you will incur many expenses. There is no reimbursement for things such as travel and lodging. Kingdom and Corporate regulations also define what expenses may be paid by Baronial funds, and what you will need to bear from your own pocket.
  • Consider the effect this position would have on your familial/personal/romantic relationships. If you are a couple, would your duties cause strains? If you are not, would you be able to work effectively with your partner, and would other relationships be affected, and how?

    For examples of a Letter of Intent, refer to the submissions from the Baronial Heirs search in 2015 linked below.

    Athanaric and Sigridhr | Guy and Eibhlin | Robartach and Gyda

If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please contact the .