First of all, welcome to the Scribal Community of Meridies!
All Meridian Scribes are encouraged to further their scribal education, and to develop their skills in the craft. There is always something more to learn, whether one is a beginner or a seasoned scribe. As a scribe, you provide a great service both to the Kingdom, and to the good gentles that take home the scrolls you have so painstakingly created. Your work is noticed, and is greatly appreciated.
There is a wealth of information available to the Meridian Scribe.
The scribal community in Meridies is a wonderful way to reach out to each other and be more connected to each other. Scribal information can often be hard to find and policies and practices can very from Kingdom to Kingdom. The hope for this website is to provide a resource for scribes to access information for Meridian Scribes all in one place.
Also Scribes in our community have greatly diverse talents and abilities
What is a Scribe?
A Scribe is someone who either draws, lines, does calligraphy, gilds, and/or paints.
It is not required to all of these aspects of a scroll to consider yourself a Scribe. As in medieval times, we can work together doing our various parts to create these beautiful works of art or we can do the whole scroll by ourselves depending on our different talents. One does not make someone more of a scribe than the other. Though it is encouraged to know all parts of a scroll eventually, it is not required.
To be considered a Scribe, you essentially just need to be registered and sign a release consent form. We are beginning a Scribal Registry of active scribes and their current level of ability and proliferation. If a new skill is learned, it is requested that you let the Registrar know the change in your ability. An art form release will be needed on fie to be added to the registry. This protects the artist and the Kingdom.
Organizational Structure of the Scribal Community
The officers in the Scribal Collage are as follows:
Scribal Guild Leader
Scribal Guild Leader Deputy
The Parchment Office is a Greater Office in the Kingdom of Meridies. It is responsible for collecting and providing scrolls to the Crown of Meridies to be given to the populace in commemoration of awards bestowed.
The Parchment is also responsible for creating their own team of volunteers to help streamline this process to ease the burden of the Crown.
Other responsibilities include scroll case tally and organization, commissions, Coronation Scribal Challenges, communication between the Crown and the community, updating the Scribal Handbook of Meridies, updating the Scribal Registry, maintaining the Parchment website at https://scribesofmeridies.wixsite.com/home, etc.
The Parchment office includes a Deputy and 4 Regional Parchment Representatives. The duties of the Regional Parchment Representatives is to serve their district in the parchment capacity such as promoting the scribal arts with their local scribes, teaching, maintaining consistent scribal practices within the kingdom, collecting scrolls from the local scribes for the kingdom cases to be turned in, find and discuss local scribes concerns and bring those concerns to the Principal Parchment, and reaching out to the individual scribes in their district monthly to check on the needs of the scribe.
The Scribal Guild of Meridies is an official guild in the Kingdom and is a place of community, and instruction.
The Scribal Guild Leader is responsible for maintaining and moderating the official Facebook page called The Scribal Guild of Meridies and the official website at https://scribesofmeridies.wixsite.com/home.
The Scribal Guild leader is also responsible for organizing Scriptoriums at the official events in Meridies as well as maintaining the supplies in the Guild Scribal Box to help support new and beginning scribes try out different materials and tools, encouraging greater quality in the art and the ability of the scribes and facilitate learning to that end. etc.
*Completed scrolls for the kingdom cases may be turned into any one of the officers mentioned above who will then turn them in to the principal Parchment Officer during the Pandemic.
A Court Scribe is someone who fills in the names and dates of awards going out that day at an event. Usually a volunteer scribe who knows several different hands and who can match the handwriting of the scroll. We prefer to have 2 scribes help out each event as Court Scribe but need at least one volunteer.