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Order for your Kingdom!

AEthelmearc Gazette - 10 hours 40 min ago

Here is an amusing Pennsic photo, taken by Mistress Euriol at the Pilot just off Currie Road on 422.

Too bad there is no fast food War Point!


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Finding Harald Bluetooth's fortress

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:50

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.

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21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons with grave goods found in Suffolk

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015-07-26 19:45

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)

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Event Announcement– Vikings on the River XI: In the Stix

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2015-07-26 19:41

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.
We are looking for those will teach from the smallest Norse skill to the largest.  Those gentles who will volunteer to teach classes on any aspect of Norse culture will be admitted for half price. There are no unimportant classes. If you plan to teach, please email or write to the autocrats detailing your class title, description and needs.  Classes already in the works include fire cooked flat bread, clay pot cooking, Vikings 101 (taught by a youth), pre-Christian Norse Religion, and Viking Hiking.
Doors will open at 7pm on October 2nd for those who wish to rent bunk space. You may stay with us until 11am on Sunday, October 4th.
This event will take place in the Nujelo Cabin area of  Boy Scout of America’s Camp Bucoco, Located at 150 Bucoco Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. Your autocrats for this event will be Mistress Marsi of Hadley and Syr Stefan Ulfkelsson. MKA Marci and Stefan Waleff, 417 Milledgeville Road, Hadley, PA 16130. Either may be reached at swally@windstream.net.
The cost of this event is $10 for those who are over 12 years of age.  All young people ages 12 and under will be free admission. This admission will include a breakfast of simple porridge and a rustic midday meal.  Those gentles who will volunteer to teach classes on any aspect of Norse culture will be admitted for half price.
For those who would like to stay the night Friday and/or Saturday the cost will be $5 per bunk per night regardless of age. Amenities include bunkhouses with wood fired furnace, nearby latrines, and outdoor running water.
When reserving your spot, please specify your intentions for the weekend.
# of people over 12 years old X $10 (teachers get in for $5)
# of Friday bunks X $5
# of Saturday bunks X $5
# of NMS X $5
Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc. Shire of Riversedge and if you are not a paid member of the SCA, please remember to add a $5 Non Member Service Charge (NMS).


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Reports from Pennsic: Troll

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-07-25 22:00

Photo Credit: Her Ladyship, Esa Baird

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.


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Æcademy Bids Needed!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-07-25 08:06

A well-attended calligraphy class taught by Mistress Matilda.

Greetings unto the most talented and erudite Kingdom of Æthelmearc from Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor of Æthelmearc Æcademy!

Good Gentles,

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.


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Pennsic Reports Needed!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2015-07-24 19:12

This year’s Pennsic medallion, photo by Dame Aoife Finn

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 aethgazette@gmail.com. (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!


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Unofficial Court Report for Great Northeastern War XXIX

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:12

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

Lord Gaius Claudius Valerianus discusses buttons with the crown. Photo courtesy of Lord Brendan Crane.

Thomas de Marr
Award of Arms
Scroll by Constance de St Denis

Constancia de Vianne
Order of the Terpsichore

Gaius Claudius Valerianus
Metalsmith to the Crown
Scroll by Svea the Short-sighted

Boden Henebry
Queen’s Order of Courtesy

Her majesty presents Lord Gruffyd Abernathy with the Order of the Maunche. Photo courtesy of Lord Brendan Crane.

Gruffyd Abernathy
Order of the Maunche
Scroll by Heather Rose DeGordoun

Gaeira Aggadóttir
Order of the Maunche
Scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir

Conall an Doire
Order of the Silver Crescent
Illumination by Dosalena Sophia della Mirandola

Fionnghuala inghean Mhic Ceallaigh
Order of the Silver Crescent
Scroll by Éadaoin Chruitire

Finan MacBressail
Order of the Silver Crescent
Scroll by Katrusha Skomorokh

Ane du Vey is sent to sit vigil for the Order of Chivlary. Photo courtesy of Lord Brendan Crane.

Royal Encampment, Friday Night

Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
Queen’s Award of Esteem

Aiden von Sommerfeldt
Award of Arms
Scroll by Agatha Wanderer and Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel

Edward Vielfrau
Award of Arms

Ro Honig Von Summerfeldt
Metalsmith to the Crown

Ellice de Valles
King’s Order of Excellence

Syr Arturus of Aranmore
King’s Order of Excellence

Sir Marcus Blackaert
Swore oath of Fealty

Symonne aus Chevaux d’Or
Queen’s Order of Courtesy

Ro Honig Von Sommerfeldt
Baroness of the Court
Scroll by Vettorio Antonello

Godric Fitzedmond
Order of the Sagittarius
Scroll by Nest verch Tangwitel

Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh
Baron of the Court, Grant of Arms
Scroll by Katrina MacCullauch

Birna Svensdotter
Award of Arms
Scroll by Lillian atte Valeye

On the battlefield, Saturday Morning

Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
Order of the Maunche

Lasair An Dunaidh
Award of Arms
Aaradyn Ghyoot

Cailte Crobdurg MacScandal
Award of Arms
Christiana Crane

Keepers of Athena’s Thimble
Presented the Queen’s Gift

Saruca bint Lazari
Award of Arms
Scroll by Constance de St Denis

Heinricus von Rüdesheim
Award of Arms
Scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Mellisend La Blanche de Bretgne
Award of Arms
Scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Arnora Bjolfrsdottir
Award of Arms
Scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg

Kathryn Foxburrow
Award of Arms
Scroll by Magdalena Lantfarerin

Chelsey of Gloucester
Award of Arms

Magnus Surtsson
Award of Arms
Scroll by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook

Doccia Vacha
Award of Arms
Shoshana Gryffyth

Sigrida Arnsdotti
Award of Arms
Illumination by Lorita de Siena and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Bison of Thunder
Award of Arms
Scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos

Nicol mac Donnachaidh
Award of Arms
Scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc

Vivien De Valois
Award of Arms
Scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne

Lucie Lovegood of Ramsgate
Baroness of the Court; Grant of Arms
Scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos

Quentus Quintillius Mortis
Burdened Tyger – Backlog
Scroll by Ivan Ulrickson

Sile Dhubh inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Order of the Maunche
Scroll by Robin dit Dessaint

Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Order of the Maunche
Scroll by Robin dit Dessaint

Gavin von Abentrot
Order of the Tygers Combatant
Scroll by Borujin Acilaldai

Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette ***
Queen’s Award of Excellence

Yzabell du Perche
Queen’s Award of Excellence

Elvira Violante Ballesteros
Queen’s Award of Excellence

Bryn Millar
Queen’s Award of Excellence

Saruca bint Lazari
Queen’s Award of Excellence

Ané du Vey
Order of Chivalry (Knight)
Scroll by Katherine Stanhope; words by Aneleda Falconbridge

Fencing Field, Saturday Afternoon

Borujin Acilaldai recieves a writ to sit vigil for the Order of Defense. Photo courtesy of Master Albert Faulke of Sandford

Bryn Millar
Order of the Silver Rapier

Cedric of the Floppy Hat
Order of the Silver Rapier
Isa of Ruantallan

Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
Order of the Golden Rapier
Scroll by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy

Alianor Rowan
Order of the Golden Rapier

Borujin Acilaldai
Writ for the Order of Defence
Scroll by Kayleigh Mac Whyte

Archery Field, Saturday Afternoon

Alexandra Krakkensdottir
Recognition of the rank of Master Bowman

Anya Ramones
Award of Arms
Scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne

Velikail of Deltuva
Award of Arms
Scroll by Nyfain merch Cohel

At the barn, Saturday Evening

Durkin McWard
Order of the Tygers Combattant

Terren of Tir
Writ for Order of the Laurel
Scroll by Faolán an Screcain

Caitlin Fraiser
Order of the Laurel
Scroll by Solskinn of Smoking Rocks

Astryda Borowska
Order of the Laurel
Words by Harold von Auerbach; calligraphy by Alexandre St Pierre; illumination by Camille des Jardins

Deirdre Planchet
Order of the Pelican
Illumination by Eleanore MacCarthaigh; calligraphy by Alexsei Dmitriev; words by Harold von Auerbach

Leonete D’Angely
Order of the Pelican

Maria Pagini
Writ for Order of the Pelican
Scroll by Henna Sinclair

Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier
Writ for Order of the Pelican
Scroll by Ryan Mac Whyte

Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus
Order of Chivalry (Knight)
Calligraphy and illumination by Kayleigh Macwhyte; words by Richard Crowe

 

*** The Following Lists the Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette
Catrin o’r Rhyd For
Anastasia
Bess Darnley
A’isha bint Jamil
Tola knityr
Ose Silverhair
Katherine Barr of Cumberland
Martyn de Halliwell
Mylisant Grey
Ástríðr Sigrun Úlfkelsdóttir
Donovan Shinnock
Ygraine of Kellswood
Aurelia Rufinia
Mari Clock van Hoorne
Leonete D’Angely
Aildreda de Tamworthe
Jean Paul Ducasse


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A Heavy Fighter Challenge from King Timothy

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2015-07-24 11:45

King Timothy. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

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,
Timothy Rex


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Unofficial Court Report Southern Region War Camp and King and Queen Archery Championship

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:57

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.
1. Kaia Zimmerman  AoA   – Scroll  i:Kis Marika c:Jonathan Blaecstan

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


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