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The 100 Days of A&S Challenge

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2017-05-09 07:43

By Lady Elena de la Palma

Have you seen the 100 Days Challenge making the rounds amongst the fighting community on Facebook these past few months? I saw it here and there – people posting about pell work they’d done, or days in armor. I thought in passing that it’d be nice to have something like that for A&S, but didn’t give it much more brain time than that.

Until, that is, I saw this link on Her Excellency Ekaterina Volkova’s Facebook page: http://artsandsciences.lochac.sca.org/2017/04/100-days-challenge/

The idea is a simple one: For the next 100 days, spend 10 minutes a day pursuing your art. This can mean whatever you want it to mean. It could be actual physical work on a project, but it could just as easily be research or planning. Like it says in the link above, you’ll know it when you see it (hint: inspiration-hunting on Pinterest doesn’t count). And if you miss a day? Your day count resets to zero and you start over again.

Reading through this challenge, I suddenly realized just how much my focus on the arts had fallen to the wayside – but I also saw a way by which I could shift that focus back. I decided to start the challenge the day following last Saturday’s Æthelmearc A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney. It just seemed the thing to do: go see a bunch of art, refill my inspiration to brimming, and then get started on the challenge. Sunday, May 7, A.S. 52 was my first day, and I spent it doing some comparative research on German tailoring manuals vs. Spanish tailoring manuals from late period.

Photo by Lady Elena de la Palma.

I spent a good bit of time with that big book of German tailoring manuals, but also visited with most of the other books piled on the table.

I posted about my pursuit of the challenge on Facebook, and a number of other people have since taken it up, too. If you’d like to join in as well, please do – it’s already been fun to see the progress that people are making. The original creators suggest using the hashtag #100daysofAS – that’ll serve you well on Facebook or on Twitter.

Over time, those 10 minutes a day will start adding up. Even before the first week is out, you’ll have done an hour, and by the time the challenge is up you’ll have done more than 16 hours – 10 minutes at a time.


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Artisan’s Playtime at AE War Practice

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-05-08 21:26

Artisans’ Play Time. Photo by Cat Clark.

From Mistress Orianna, Deputy Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences:

Greetings all! Once again we will be having an artisan’s playtime at Æthelmearc War Practice, Saturday, May 20 in the Great Hall. This is open to any and all who wish to share their art with others — the idea is to provide an opportunity for folks to try your art and share your art with like-minded or budding artisans. Ideally, we would like a community of artisans who work in the same medium to create a collective but if you are by yourself that is fine too.  And we welcome and encourage our youth artisans to join too! As much as is possible, all playtimes must be accessible to young people.  Younger children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult to participate, but sharing what we do with the youth of the Kingdom is important. If you have any questions or would like to let me know you would be participating, please contact Orianna. Looking forward to a fun and learning experience!
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From the Kingdom Archivist

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-05-07 18:10

Greetings unto the Populace of the Great Kingdom of the
East. I hereby bring you news that I have assumed the
position of Kingdom Archivist. It was with slight
trepidation that I then unloaded a sizable pile of boxes
into my basement!

What is in these boxes? Documents. Many, many documents.
Documents that need to be kept for real world or Kingdom
legal reasons, mostly boring stuff, like waivers and such.
I have the daunting task ahead of me of sorting through it
all and tidying things up. I will put forth the effort to
bring it all into the 21’st century and transfer that which
is suitable to a digital format, greatly simplifying the
task of Archiving.

But I have also discovered that there are documents that
are of historical interest. Documents with pretty
illumination, calligraphy and many signatures. Of course
these will be preserved in their physical format, but I
intend to be working with the Web Ministers to bring
digital images of them to the Kingdom Website and
accessible for the enjoyment of all.

As things progress I will be bringing you updates here!

YIS, Baron Goerijs “the Unpronounceable” Goriszoon, OSC


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: announcements, archivist, east kingdom archives, east kingdom history, ek officers, missives

Crown Finalists and Semi-Finalists Tournament in photos

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-05-07 18:01

On Saturday, many took the field for the honor of their consorts to compete in Crown Tournament in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.  After many rounds of bouts of chivalry, four combatants remained.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet; Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer; Sir Culann mac Cianain and Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge; and The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson and Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm advanced to the finals.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet and Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

The finals between Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm were decided by a best of 5 format.  The Crown decided the order of the weapons based on the audience’s responses to the choices. With both combatants having won two rounds each, the fifth and final round was fought with swords and bucklers provided by the crown.

Mistress Vienna de la Mer and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet with Her Majesty

The final round was won by Sir Ivan.

Vivant to Their Highnesses!

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Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Ivan and Mathilde, spring crown

Scarlet Apron Cooking Contest in Two Weeks!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2017-05-07 17:14

THL Elska, last year’s winner, with THL Lijsbet. Photo by Master Alaxandair O Conchobhair.

Cooks of Æthelmearc! The time has come to season your skillets and muscle up your mixing arms – The Scarlet Apron demands a new champion be chosen, so that it may dress a new breast this year!

Join us at noon on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Æthelmearc War Practice, and show your mettle as an entrant in The Scarlet Apron Food & Cooking Competition. Cooks of all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to enter – whether you are new to the SCA or medieval cooking, or you are a veteran of the event kitchen, there is room at our table for you!

This year’s competition theme is “Family Meal Time,” for which entrants are encouraged (but not required) to work with someone in their family – however they choose to define it – to create a medieval version of a modern meal that frequents their dinner tables at home (i.e. lasagna, a roast with trimmings, chicken nuggets and fries, etc.).

These meals must be sourced from reliable cooking texts, which may be from anywhere and any time in SCA period. If using multiple sources from different cultures, it must be plausible that the combination of dishes being served would have been seen on the same table at the same time (for example, it is plausible that many recipes from English and French texts could have been found on the same menu, depending on what time period it was; Likewise, it is not as plausible that a recipe from ancient Rome found its way to the same table as an Elizabethan English dish, and so would be an unfavorable combination for this competition).

Entries should contain an entrée and at least two side dishes, and be accompanied by a brief documentation form for each dish (to be provided – coming soon!). Presentation counts – plan on dressing up your table and your service so it is pleasing to the eye!

Pre-registration is required to participate. There will be an announcement once the web site has been updated for this year’s competition, including a new registration form. In the meantime, start planning your entry, and send any questions to Edelvrouw Lijsbet de Keukere (Keirin Lazauskas-Ralff on Facebook Messenger, or email here).

We are so excited to see what you bring to the table this year!


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Atlantian and Eastern Crown Winners

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 19:01

Today the East Kingdom and Atlantia held their Crown Tournaments.

In Atlantia, congratulations to Count Amos le Pious and Countess Kára Óláfsdóttir, new Crown Prince and Princess! This will be their second reign.

In the East, congratulations to Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev and Baroness Matilde DeCadenet, new Crown Prince and Princess of the East. This will be their first time on the thrones.

 


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Crown Tourney: Final Round

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 17:36

In the Final Round of Crown Tourney, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer faced off against Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

The final would be decided in a best of 5 format with the weapons forms changing with each bout.

For the first bout, the Crown’s choice was axes and Sir Wilhelm took the victory.

For the second bout, populace’s choice was for polearm and Sir Ivan took the win.

The third bout was again the Crown’s choice and His Majesty called for the combatants to bring their best, so both chose sword and shield.   Sir Wilhelm won the bout.

Bout four was another populace choice and the crowd chose broken lances.  Sir Ivan won this bout as well, leveling the match.

The fifth and final bout was fought with sword and buckler, provided by the Crown.  The bout was won by Sir Ivan, clinching the Tourney and the Royal Coronet.

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley

 


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Final Four & Finals format

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:57

In the first of the two pairings, Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev,  fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet, defeated Sir Culann mac Cianain, who fought for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

Sir Culann won the first bout, then Sir Ivan won to advance to the final.

In the second pairing, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer, defeated The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson, who fought for Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Wilhelm won the first bout to advance to the final.

Finals format will be best of 5 bouts.   In the first bout, the King will choose the weapons form.  The second bout’s form will be chosen by the crowd.   Third bout will be King’s choice again.  Fourth bout, if necessary, will be Crowd’s choice.

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:39

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. A undefeated fighter will need one win to advance; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins.

Undefeated:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain fighting for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson fighting for Lady Anna VonBaden

En français: Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoires, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser

Undefeated:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke combattant pour Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev combattant pour Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain combattant pour Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson combattant pour Lady Anna VonBaden


Filed under: En français, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney: the Final 8 Combatants

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:34

 

Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. THL Arne Ulriksson

 

Bouts from the Wounded List

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Sir Culann mac Cianain  d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Baron Rory Maclellan

 

 

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Round of 16

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:55

Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson

 

From the Wounded List:

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Duke Randal of the Dark

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. THL Richard Crowe

 

Any errors are mine and I apologize.  For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Update

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:39

The final bouts before the round of 16 were as follows:

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs

 

The winners of the above bouts from the Wounded List join the final 8 in the Winners’ List to make up the final 16.

 


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Crown Tourney: Second Round

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:22

Second Round pairings with results.   Again, any errors will be addressed as quickly as possible.
YIS, Efeilian

Winners’ List

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. THL Richard Crowe

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere  d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Baron Rory Maclellan

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Duke Randal of the Dark

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Sir Culann mac Cianain

 

Wounded List:

THL Klaus Winterhalter d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Lord Abel atte Watere d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Cedric of Armorica d. THL Gawyn O’Clery

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Onryo

Luthor Von Eisenfaust d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

Baron Jonathan Miles  d. Lord Brick James Beech

Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Lord Patrick Lumhalghs d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. Lord Abel atte Watere

 

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tournament – First Round Pairings

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 14:54

First Round Pairings with results:

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Sir Harold Hakonson d. Lord Abel atte Watere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Bye

THL Turi Mac Kinnon  d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere d. Lord Brick James Beech

Baron Vachir Artslanjin d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Onryo

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

THL Galvyn Lockhart d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Gawyn O’Clery

 

Any errors are mine and I apologize.  Corrections will be made as soon as I find them.   Also, there are a numbers of byes required for this size tourney; I am only reporting on bouts fought so I apologize for any confusion as we go.

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


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Crown Tourney – Today

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 13:44

Procession started about noon and first round pairings will be posted here shortly.

Stay tuned for Updates as they come in from the field.


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Gage Meet ‘n’ Beat at War Practice

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2017-05-05 14:56

Sir Ariella vs. THLord Rouland at the Gage Meet ‘n’ Beat, War Practice 2015. Photo by Lady Valentina de la Volpe.

Greetings Good Fighters!

We would like to hold the now-traditional Gage Meet N’ Beat Friday night of War Practice [Editor note: May 19] on the battlefield.

All members of the Order of Chivalry are invited to take the field with us, and we often have fighters from neighboring Kingdoms join in. Starting at 6pm and going till about 8pm, bring every weapons form you want to use and come fight, learn, and have fun!  The format is very informal; just find someone on the field and fight as many passes as you both choose.  Please bring your auth card for the MOL and spread the word!

Yours,

Sir Ariella


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SCA Marketplace Sale for Month of May

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-05-05 12:06

Please be advised that the SCA Market Place is conducting a 20% sale through the month of May on back issues certain issues of The Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated, as well as The Known World Handbook.

If interested the information can be found through the SCA website here: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Store
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: compleat anachronist, tournaments Illuminated

Google Doc Users: Beware Phishing Scam

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:58

Please note that there is a current phishing scam going around through Google Docs (and hence, email, due to sharing features).

If you are not expecting someone to be sharing a Google Doc with you, PLEASE DO NOT CLICK OPEN ANY LINKS!

If you have clicked a link in an email yesterday, please consider changing your password, as most likely the purpose of this scam is to collect personal account information.

If you clicked a link within the Google emails and granted permission within your account, check your app permissions by following this link —  you can remove authorizations for Google on that screen.

 If you have questions, please contact me. 

Amalie, Æthelmearc Webminister


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An Invitation to Retain!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:47

By Lady Elena de la Palma, Head Retainer to Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle.

Have you ever attended an event with royalty and noticed someone standing behind or beside Them? Perhaps holding a cup, perhaps taking notes? Those people are not there by accident – they are retainers, and Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle invite you to try something new and be one yourself.

Lady Catherine O’Herlihy demonstrates experienced retaining at Ice Dragon, balancing a cup, a snack, a basket, a bag, and the Crown of the East Kingdom. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

What is a retainer?

Retaining is an incredibly important part of The Dream. Retainers ensure that Their Majesties (and Their Highnesses) are kept comfortable and supplied with what They need so that They can keep their focus on the populace. The retainer attends to all the details: ensuring that Their Majesties are supplied with food and drink; carrying gifts and other important items; and helping Their Majesties stay on schedule during the day of the event. They may also be called on to seek out gentles with whom Their Majesties would speak, or even to maintain a perimeter of silence should Their Majesties need to have a private conversation.

Retainers wearing baldrics attend Their Highnesses during the procession at Queen’s Rapier Championships. Photo by Hersir Torvaldr.

What do retainers do during Court?

Retaining during Court is a little different from retaining during the day. The basics are the same – you ensure that Their Majesties’ cups are full and take any gifts that might be received – but the way it happens is a little different. Before Court, all of the retainers will gather with the Queen’s Guard, the Kingdom Champions, Their Majesties, and Their Herald, and process into Court with the group. Then, the retainers will take shifts standing by Their Majesties during Court. The Head Retainer coordinates the shifts, switching retainers out at regular intervals so that no one stands for more than a few minutes.

Retaining during Court is a really unique experience. You’re looking out at the populace from behind the royalty and very close to those receiving awards – not a view you usually get every day!

Retainers attending Their Majesties and Their Highnesses at Ice Dragon Court. Photo by That Guy Phil, Unsung Hero of Miscreants and Other Tourists.

But…that doesn’t seem so hard!

These duties may sound simple, and they are – but that’s the beauty of it: anyone can retain! It doesn’t matter whether you are new to the society or have been here for years. I did my first retaining shift at the first event I attended that had royalty present. I barely even knew what a King or a Queen was! I volunteered that morning, and after a few hours and a quick introduction to retaining I found myself watching a tournament with the Queen, her goblet in my hands.

The real skill of retaining comes from learning how to anticipate the needs of Their Majesties before they ask. One can retain perfectly well without this ability, but it’s one that all great retainers master.

Do I need to prepare to retain?

You don’t have to do anything, but it is very important look to your own comfort. Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable clothing that will let you move around, hold goblets, carry gifts, and otherwise move without hindrance. Make sure that you’ve eaten before your retaining shift starts. Make sure that all your own needs are taken care of so that you’re free to focus on attending to the needs of Their Majesties.

Can I try retaining?

Absolutely! Their Majesties love to meet new people, and it’ll be my pleasure to ensure that you’re completely comfortable with your duties as a retainer before your first shift. Just get in touch with me and we’ll get everything set up.

Their Majesties will need retainers at every Royal Progress event during Their Reign, starting with the A&S Faire in Nithgaard this weekend and including Pennsic and Æthelmearc War Practice. It’s very easy to dip a toe in the retaining waters – shifts are usually an hour long and cover either His Majesty or Her Majesty, not both. We’re happy to schedule you around any other commitments you might have at the event – just let us know! Even if you’re busy all day, having another retainer for Court is always lovely.

Everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a brand new retainer or an old hand, Their Majesties welcome your service and thank you for it – and they’d love to meet you!

If you’d like to learn more, contact me or find me at an event. I’d love to talk with you about retaining and answer any questions you have.


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A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney: FAQs and Food

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:28
From Master Fridrikr and Mistress Orianna, Kingdom A&S Ministers: Good gentles, Regarding the Æthelmearc A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney this weekend in Nithgaard:
  1. The A&S Display is separate from the Queen’s Prize Tourney.
  2. The A&S Display is open to all. No registration is needed. Just come, set, & display your work. Easy-Peasy!
  3. The Queen’s Prize Tourney is open to all NON-Laurels.
  4. The Queen’s Prize Tourney is by registration only.
  5. 5. For planning purposes, the Registration closes Thursday night (TONIGHT) at midnight.

Please register before 11:59 PM, Thursday, May 4th! Registration forms may be found here.

 

From Lady Elena de la Palma, Event Steward:

I’m excited to share the dayboard menu Lady Magdalena Txoperena has created for the A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney.

This dayboard explores Aztec cuisine at the time of Spanish arrival in the early 16th century. Recipes are sourced from descriptions of the foodstuffs, cuisine, and recipes provided by the arriving Spanish and Aztec sources, including first-person narratives from Bernal Diaz del Castillo, conquistador alongside Hernan Cortez and later author of The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, and Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, a Spaniard who moved to New Spain in 1529 and continued to study and write extensively about all aspects of Aztec daily life (including food) for the next 50 years. Additional information about the research behind the food will be available at the Faire. ALL DAY
  • Red Popcorn – Red corn, chili powder, salt
  • Blue Popcorn – Blue corn, salt
  • Tortillas and Totopos – Corn masa, some with chiles
  • Vegetable and Fruit Sticks – Carrots, cucumbers, jicama, mango, pineapple
  • Guacamole – Avocadoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, salt
  • Salsas – Assorted peppers, onion, tomato, tomatillo, pepitas, salt, pepper,
  • cocoa powder, honey
  • Alegrías – Popped amaranth, sugar, honey, salt
BEVERAGES
  • Atole – Masa, flavoring, piloncillo
  • Chia Water – Chia, pineapple, sugar
  • Chocolate – Cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, honey, chile powder, salt
MAIN COURSES
  • Chilaquiles de Huevo (served for breakfast) – Eggs scrambled in sauce of tomato, onion, peppers, salt, pepper
  • Caldo de Pavo (Turkey Broth Soup) – Turkey, carrots, corn, onion, salt, pepper
  • Frijoles de Olla (Beans with Onion) – Black beans, peppers, onion
  • Rabbit Pipián Tamal Balls (Rabbit Tamale Balls) – Rabbit, pepitas, red peppers, salt, onion, masa
  • Pescado en Salsa de Tomate (Fish in Tomato Sauce) – Tilapia/cod, tomato, onion, chiles, salt, pepper

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