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Argent, a tower sable, issuing from its roof a beacon flame proper, the whole within a laurel wreath vert, a chief enarched azure, platy.
Founded:Registered February 1990
Modern Location:Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, OH



Eastwatch is a Shire in the North Oaken region of the Middle Kingdom. Geographically, the Shire of Eastwatch contained Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, OH. It was bordered on the west by the Barony of the Cleftlands and on the south by the March of Gwyntarian and on the east by the Kingdom of Aethelmearc


  • Arms/Device - Argent, a tower sable, issuing from its roof a beacon flame proper, the whole within a laurel wreath vert, a chief enarched azure, platy.


The Independent Shire of Eastwatch originally grew out of the Barony of the Cleftlands in the 1980s. There was some desire to become a Canton of the Cleftlands at that time, but instead became independent.

Sir William Ransom is credited with adding the platy (affectionately known as "Snow balls") background to the group's submitted arms.

The shire enjoyed some early success hosting an annual event "Fun with Weasels" for three years which featured an "Iron Weasel Triathalon" wherein the competitors had to fight a tournament, dance and shoot an archery competition all in armour (They were allowed to remove helms and gauntlets for the dancing and archery portions.) The first "Iron Weasel" was Sir Ephraim ben Schlomo. In the third year (1997? 1998?) they added a "Decorate a weasel" arts competition which was won by Lyonnete Vibert.

Unfortunately the Shire fell fallow in the late 1990s, but was later re-established in the early 00's (again with the aid of the Barony of the Cleftlands.) The group and the Barony voted for the group becoming a canton of the Cleftlands, however due to their petition for full status being stated as "The Shire of Eastwatch, a Canton of the Cleftlands" they were elevated as an independent Shire, instead of a canton and were independent once more.

Heraldry History

The name Shire of Eastwatch was registered with the SCA College of Heralds in February of 1990.
The heraldic device was registered in February of 1990.


The Shire re-established the Fun with Weasels event, in the spring instead of the fall, and added a fall archery event "Afternoon of Fun", which featured a haunted woods archery shoot that was very popular with archers. In 2005 or 2006 they added a winter Dance and Game revel.


Midrealm Baronies: Andelcrag, Ayreton, Brendoken, Carraig Ban, Cleftlands, Cynnabar, Donnershafen, Fenix, Flame, Flaming Gryphon, Illiton, Middle Marches, Northwoods, Red Spears, Rivenstar, Roaring Wastes, Shadowed Stars, Shattered Crystal, Sternfeld

Midrealm Shires: Afonlyn, Altenberg, Aurea Ripae, Baile na Scolairi, Caer Gwyn, Cuil Choluim, Dark River, Dragon's Vale, Dragonsmark, Eastwatch, Falcon's Quarry, Grenemere, Greyhope, Mynydd Seren, Narrental, Okenshield, Qal`at Ja`far, Ravenslake, Rivenvale, Riviere Constelle, Starleaf Gate, Steren Codha, Stormvale, Swordcliff, Talonval, White Waters

Midrealm Cantons: Alderford, Border Keep, Brackendelve, Castell Gwent, Catteden, Dernehealde, , Ealdnordwuda, Fearann na Criche, Foxvale, Gleann Iaruinn, Grey Gargoyles, Gwyntarian, Havenholde, Hawkes Keye, Hrothgeirsfjorthr, Lochmorrow, Marshes, Mugmort, Norborough, Nordheim, Oakford, Pferdestadt, Rimsholt, Rokkehealden, Thistle, Three Hills, Three Towers, Three Walls, Tirnewydd, Tree-Girt-Sea, Unicorn, Vanished Wood, WealdLake, Westmere, Winged Hills, Woods End

Other Territories: Riding: Hawkland Moor, College: Saint Brutus, Hamlets: Dun Traigh, Blackhawk

Incipient and Proto-Incipient: Auenwald, Austrigatt, Cetus, Grenemere

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