12 September 51: Updates for the reign post-Coronation.

Every reign in the SCA is unique. These pages contain information introducing you to Hrodir and Yehudah, the 25th Rulers of the Kingdom of Northshield.

Hrodir and Yehudah represent the first time a same-gendered combatant and consort have been victorious in a Crown Tournament anywhere in the Known World since Inspirational Equality was enabled by the SCA's Board of Directors. As such, we recognize that we are breaking entirely new ground, and deviating from patterns that are somewhat ingrained after 50 years of SCA tradition.

To help ground the reign in historical practice, Hrodir and Yehudah have chosen to pattern their royal personae upon the culture and traditions of Khazaria, a Turkic kingdom that stretched between the Black to the Caspian Seas between roughly 650 and 1016 CE. Khazaria was an open, multicultural region whose leadership evolved into a dual-king model—a Khagan and a Bek. These are the titles we have adopted: Yehudah Khagan and Hrodir Bek.

More details, particularly for Heralds and Scribes, can be found on the Information for Heralds and Scribes page


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