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In September 2014, archaeologists from the Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University were waiting expectantly for the outcome of carbon-14 dating which could determine whether or not the Viking ring fortress, located west of Køge, Denmark, could have been built by King Harald Bluetooth.
The remains of 21 Anglo Saxons were discovered recently during a development project in Exning, Suffolk, England. The skeletons, dating to the mid 7th century, included those of four or five adolescents and a warrior, and they may have links to royals. (photos)
From the Shire of Riversedge, in the stix of Western Pennsylvania, once again comes a most fabulous Norse Event…Vikings on the River Six: in the Stix. Come one and all to this educational endeavor, learn and teach of the culture and life-ways of those who would be called Norse during the Viking Age. Participate in Viking style hiking, primitive fire skills, Norse culture, wild edibles, fireside or hearthside cooking, and more! Please contact the autocrats if you wish to share your knowledge and skills.
All are welcome.
Early reports from Pennsic are coming in! We all thought the weather would be the biggest obstacle for set-up weekend, but it seems that pesky Troll had other thoughts. Many people spent anywhere from one to four hours in line for Troll this year. Those that showed up for Zero-night and those that chose to wait until late Saturday morning or early Saturday afternoon were hit with quite a wait. Though the lines were moving, there were just so many people anxious to get in to greet old friends, set up their homes for the next two weeks and enjoy that first post-set-up cold drink. It seems that early Saturday morning, prior to about 8:30am was the best time to Troll in, with few reporting zero wait times.
Reports from troll say that 2,777 attendees were trolled in within the first twenty-four hours of being open. That’s almost two people each minute, non-stop for a whole day!
If you are already on site and have any time to spare, Troll is urgently seeking volunteers. No experience is necessary and on-the-job training will be provided. To volunteer for a shift at Troll just present yourself to the Troll Staff Entrance located on Brewers Lane. Troll will be thankful, everyone in line will be thankful and you’ll get to be the awesome person who gets to tell so many, “Welcome Home!” as they start their vacations.
Greetings unto the most talented and erudite Kingdom of Æthelmearc from Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor of Æthelmearc Æcademy!
While most of us are just beginning to leave for Pennsic, I am already thinking ahead to next spring’s Æthelmearc Æcademy, which is scheduled to be held in Region 1.
This includes the following groups: Ballachlagan, Blackstone Mountain, Misty Highlands, Port Oasis, and Sylvan Glen.
The preferred date for Spring AEcademy is June 18, 2016. Please send bids to this address.
Bids are due September 1, 2015, although I encourage groups to submit them earlier, if possible. (NOTE: This bid deadline reflects a recent change to Kingdom Law, as reported in the May 2015 Æstel. Some online resources have not yet been updated to reflect the changes.)
The September 1 deadline gives the deciding Kingdom officers about a month to look over the bids and request changes (if needed) before the bids are presented to Their Highnesses. By providing Their Highnesses with bids that have already been polished, we are hoping this will make Their job of selecting the host group a little easier.
When contacting sites, please inform them that you will probably not know until mid-October, at the earliest, whether or not your bid has been selected.
If your site requires a deposit to hold the date, be sure to mention this in your bid, especially if there is a need-to-know-by date that might impact your getting your deposit back.
While the bid deadline might seem very far away, I know that locating a suitable site and preparing a Kingdom bid takes time. By the time we all return home from Pennsic, the deadline will only be a few short weeks away.
If you reside in Region 1, I hope your group will consider submitting a bid. If you have questions or need help with putting together a bid, please let me know; I will be delighted to assist!
Having attended all of the Æcademy sessions hosted by Region 1 groups — Misty Highlands, Sylvan Glen, Port Oasis — and enjoyed their hospitality, I can truly say that I look forward to returning!
Yours, in Service, Alicia
P.S. — If your group is considering submitting a bid, I would appreciate a quick note to that effect.
Here is your chance to be an ace reporter!
The Gazette has a crew of reporters on site, but they need help! We need news for those of us left behind at home as well as for those accessing the Gazette at War.
Send your photos, news items, etc. to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Just make sure to send the photographer’s name so we can properly credit.)
You can also FB message to Phoebe Sharp (Ysabeau Tiercelin) or Danielle M. Duvall (Ursula of Rouen) – we will be checking our FB “other” message bins.
Send us your stuff and let us join in the excitement!
Their Royal Majesties King Omega V & Queen Etheldreda IV held a number of courts at Great Northeastern War, held in the Province of Malagentia July 9 – 12. The Gazette thanks the Reporting Herald, Hofdame Maria von Ossenheim, Eastern Crown Herald, Master Ernst Nuss von Kitzigen, and Brigantia Herald, Master Ryan McWhyte for providing the following list of business conducted at those courts.
Eastern Crown Herald, Master Ernst Nuss von Kitzigen, and Brigantia Herald, Master Ryan McWhyte for the following update.
On the battlefield, Friday Evening
Thomas de Marr
Constancia de Vianne
Gaius Claudius Valerianus
Conall an Doire
Fionnghuala inghean Mhic Ceallaigh
Royal Encampment, Friday Night
Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
Aiden von Sommerfeldt
Ro Honig Von Summerfeldt
Ellice de Valles
Syr Arturus of Aranmore
Sir Marcus Blackaert
Symonne aus Chevaux d’Or
Ro Honig Von Sommerfeldt
Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh
On the battlefield, Saturday Morning
Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
Lasair An Dunaidh
Cailte Crobdurg MacScandal
Keepers of Athena’s Thimble
Saruca bint Lazari
Heinricus von Rüdesheim
Mellisend La Blanche de Bretgne
Chelsey of Gloucester
Bison of Thunder
Nicol mac Donnachaidh
Vivien De Valois
Lucie Lovegood of Ramsgate
Quentus Quintillius Mortis
Sile Dhubh inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Gavin von Abentrot
Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette ***
Yzabell du Perche
Elvira Violante Ballesteros
Saruca bint Lazari
Ané du Vey
Fencing Field, Saturday Afternoon
Cedric of the Floppy Hat
Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
Archery Field, Saturday Afternoon
Velikail of Deltuva
At the barn, Saturday Evening
Terren of Tir
Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier
Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus
*** The Following Lists the Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette
Filed under: Court
Unto the fighters of the known world who would aspire to one day becoming a knight does Sir Timothy of Arindale, King of Æhelmearc send greetings.
Good gentles, noble warriors. On Thusday July 30th and Friday July 31st I will take the tournament field at Pennsic and I am inviting my brother knights from across the Kown Wrld to join me. I will be on the field from 9am to 5pm, and if there are any one of you who wishes to test yourself against me, I will fight you, train you, spar with you until such time as I have not the energy to lift my sword.
If you want to truly be a knight, with all your heart and soul, show us. I can’t answer for my brothers and sisters, but I would expect enough of them to join me that you will get your fill of combat. Push yourself. Bring your friends. Please spread word of this such that others throughout the known world will join us.
In service to the Society, I remain,
Their Royal Majesties King Omega V and Queen Etheldreda IV held Court at Southern Region War Camp and King and Queen Archery Championship, in the Barony of Carillion on May 30. The Gazette thanks Reporting Herald Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen and additional Court Heralds Lady Juliana le Chaluner, Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys, Master Malcolm Bowman, Master Ryan McWhyte, Baron Goerijs Goreszoon, and Lady Erna Mani, for providing the following list of business conducted.
2. Katrina Zimmerman AoA – Scroll i:Kis Marika c:Jonathan Blaecstanl
3. Selly Zimmerman AoA – Scroll i:Lillian atte Valleye c:Jonathan Blaecstan
4. Mathias Zimmerman AoA – Scroll i:Lillian atte Valleye c:Jonathan Blaecstan
5. Simeon de Alcaçar AoA – Scroll Magdalena Lantfarerin
6. Dionise O’Towie AoA – Scroll i: Shoshana Gryffyth c:Marietta
7. Douglas O’Conchobhair Tyger’s Cub – Scroll Katherine Barr
8. Alexander O’Conchobhair Tyger’s Cub – Scroll Nyfain merch Cohel
9. Benjamin of Serpentius Award of Gilder – Scroll Christina Crane
10. Jacob of Serpentius Award of Gilder – Scroll i: Agatha Wanderer
11. Maria Charriez AoA & Seamstress to the Crown – Scroll Nest verch Tangwistel
12. Marjorie De Catesby Seamstress to the Crown – Scroll Ellesbeth Donofrey
13. Evalina Von Schaideg AoA -Scroll Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc
14. Li Kung Lo Queen’s Archery Champion – Scroll Lassar ingen Aeda
15. Jehannine de Flandres King’s Archery Champion – Scroll Lassar ingen Aeda
16. Children Assembled – Royal Toy Box
17. Elglin of House Eagle Weaver to the Crown – Scroll Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook
18. Luned Gwyn Silver Crescent – Scroll Kis marika
19. Alison Wodehalle Silver Crescent – No Scroll
20. Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco Silver Crescent – Scroll þóra Eiríksdóttir
21. Ryouko’jin Of-The Iron-Skies Maunche – Scroll Mayuki Yuri
22. Margretha Fauvelle Maunche – Scroll Marti Palotzi
23. Ciaran Ua Meic Thire AoA – No Scroll
24. Thomas de Castellan Master of Defense – Scroll Eleanor Catlyng
25. Fearghus O’Conchobhair Court Baron with Grant – Scroll Heather Rose du gordoun
26. Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal Court Baroness with Grant – Scroll i:Melisande of the Griffon Wood c: Jonathan Blaecstan
27. Jehannine de Flandres Laurel – Scroll Kaleigh MacWhyte
28. Lillian atte Valeye Court Baroness with Grant – Scroll Nest verch Tangwistel
29. Ionness Aurelius Serpentius Chivalry – Scroll Ro Honig von Somerfeldt
Filed under: Court, Tidings