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Announcements and Appointments

Greetings to the East Kingdom Populace!

It is my great joy to announce the appointment of Baron Thomas of Effingham as my successor in the role of Kingdom Seneschal. His appointment is blessed by both the Crown, Heirs, and the Society Seneschal with the transition to occur at Coronation on April 6, 2024.

Thomas, or “Eff” as we affectionately refer to him, has been on the inner circle of the office since Pennsic 50 and has been actively learning the ins and outs of the role. That said, please allow him some grace to settle in firmly once the hand over occurs.

In addition, now that Eff is firmly positioned for transition, I’d like to announce the new Regional Deputies. I apologize for delaying the announcement on these, as I wanted to make sure Eff was included on the decision making process.

Tir Mara Baroness Leana Doucet will be taking over the role effective immediately. Leana has served her local group as the Baroness since 2019 and will be stepping down at the end of this month. In addition, Her Excellency has served the Kingdom as a Champion and herald. We are glad to have her step up and spread her wings to shepherd Tir Mara going forward.

Central RegionPomestnik Andreiko Eferiev will be stepping up into the Central Region Deputy role effective immediately. Andreiko comes to the region as a very active participant, holding various offices in both his local group as well as at a Kingdom level. I have every confidence he will settle in to the role with ease and the region will be better for having him.

Southern RegionHis Grace, Brennan Dux, will be stepping into the role effective immediately. His knowledge of the Kingdom and specifically local groups in the southern region will allow him to provide support and encouragement as needed.

I want to thank all of the outgoing regional deputies for their service, helping me through my term as Kingdom Seneschal, and being an amazing source of support. They have all allowed me to focus on the Kingdom as a whole by staying engaged with their regions. I know their successors will do the same for Eff.

This won’t be my last missive as Kingdom Seneschal. There are still 63 days to go. I look forward to seeing you all at upcoming events!

In Service,
Magistra Audrye Beneyt
East Kingdom Seneschal

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Applications Sought for Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings once more to the Tyger Populace,

The days are growing shorter, much as my tenure in the role of Kingdom Seneschal does. As a result, I am seeking applications for the successor to this office.

The expected timeline is as follows:
~ Applications Accepted through December 24, 2023
~ Short round of interviews of potential candidates with myself as well as the Royals
~ Decision made by January 18, 2023
~ Training to follow with anticipated step up in mid-end March 2024

I will remain with the new Kingdom Seneschal, ensuring successful transition and ease of entry. There will also be a crew of former Kingdom Seneschals in the wings to provide support and guidance.

The full job description and expectations can be found on the application itself.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. It has been my honor to helm the Kingdom.

In Service,
Magistra Audrye Beneyt
East Kingdom Seneschal

eksenannounce From the EK Seneschal

People on the Move – East Kingdom Edition

Good afternoon, Tyger Populace!

I’m long overdue in announcing some role changes here in the Office of the Kingdom Seneschal.

In the early summer, I asked Mistress Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh to shift from being the Deputy Kingdom Seneschal and into a more project-oriented role. Medhbh has been an asset to the Kingdom in ways I cannot begin to quantify. Her skillset and flexibility make her uniquely qualified to work on standing up some projects that are long overdue. As such, Medhbh is now the Deputy for Operations here in the Seneschal Office. One of her current projects is to stand up a more detailed training for Seneschals, both local and regional. Stay tuned for more information, and if you have any specific questions, she can be reached at

With the Deputy role vacant, I asked Master Thomas of Effingham to work more closely with me and handle some of the day to day goings on within the Kingdom. Thomas and I have been able to work together extremely well, and I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know him better in the process. Thomas can be reached at

Thomas has been handling both Central Region Deputy as well as Kingdom Deputy side by side. To that end, the Central Region role will be vacant and we’ll be working to fill that timely. Stay tuned as applications will be posted for that shortly.

I want to thank both Medhbh and Thomas for their flexibility and support through the last several months, both for the Kingdom and myself. Congratulations to both on their new roles and I look forward to seeing what comes next!

In Service,
Magistra Audrye Beneyt
East Kingdom Seneschal