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A Signal Opportunity at Pennsic

Sat, 2014-07-05 12:03

The Pennsic Signal Corps (PSC) is looking for interested gentles to help with the battles at the Pennsic War!

The PSC serves the Field Marshalate. Members handle the official timing (at the pleasure of the field marshal), display the countdown and signal flags, distribute and return the radios used by the marshals on the field, and perform any other tasks required by the field marshal to help the battles run smoothly. The work of the PSC is not noticed when done well, but it’s an important volunteer effort.

The ideal candidates for this work have an interest in the battles but are not fighting, are available at least one day of war week, are willing to come to the site of the battle about 1 to 1.5 hours before
the battle begins and stay for about 30 minutes after the battle ends, are willing to cry times for the countdown and speak clearly on the radio, be able to stand for the length of the battle (or bring a folding chair), be able to lift up to about 15 pounds (though not very often), be willing to support the field marshal as needed, be enthusiastic, and be ready to have one of the best vantage points for the battles.

Interested gentles should contact Lord Nicolas of Windreach. Please feel free to distribute this information as desired.


Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, signal corps, volunteers

Help Master Feral Fight Back

Fri, 2014-07-04 00:35

Folks interested in aiding Master Feral von Halstern with his recovery can check out this t-shirt project fronted by Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. “Delicate Flowers of the Northern Army” is a colloquial term used for the ladies of the North, and these shirts started as nothing more but a funny Facebook cover photo in preparation for Pennsic. After interest was drummed up incredibly fast, Anna took the design to Spreadshirt, an online interface used to produce print-on-demand clothing. The account is set up to collect a small markup commission on each item, which will be sent to a Paypal account quarterly. The funds will then be forwarded to Feral. The shirts read, “I am a Blue Tyger-blooded CENSORED Green Dragon-slaying delicate CENSORED flower of the CENSORED Northern Army, and you CENSORED will treat me like a CENSORED lady.” The profane joke has unknown origins, but has been around for a while. Shirts are available in unisex and girly cut styles. “Delicate Flower” t-shirts are available at Spreadshirt.  General Northern Army t-shirts are also available at Northernarmy.org, and the proceeds from them will also benefit Feral’s recovery.

 


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: community, Master Feral, T-shirts

Ars Scientia Orientalis Seeks Articles

Tue, 2014-07-01 11:58

The A&S Summer Edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis is seeking articles. Examples of past articles can be seen at its website.  The deadline for articles in July 31, and the scheduled publishing date is August 15.  Editor Annetje Van Woerden can be contacted for further information.  Ars Scientia Orientalis is a quarterly A&S publication of the East Kingdom.

 

   
Filed under: Arts and Sciences

New Jongleur Herald Sought

Fri, 2014-06-27 06:30

“Unto the populace of the East does Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz, Known as Varju. Varju has been my right hand, as the Jongleur Herald, for the last Five years in running Crown Tournament since I started as Troubadour Herald through today. Varju has been responsible for organizing the shield trees for Crown Tournament and, at first, producing the Heraldic plates for the trees, and later, educating fighters on how to make their own and reminding fighters in the weeks leading up to crown tournament to bring them to the tournament. Her efforts are greatly appreciated by all.
 
Varju, however, has decided that she would like to step out of the position she has held for so long and I wish her a pleasant retirement. Therefore The Kingdom finds itself in need of a new Jongleur Herald to assist the Troubadour Herald at this coming Fall Crown Tournament.
 
The Job not only entails running the list trees on the day of the Tournament but also working with the Chamberlain to organize the delivery of the trees to the Tournament. The job also requires advertisement of the trees leading up to the tournament and making it known that fighters are required to produce their own tree shields, educating them on how to make their tree shields, and reminding them to bring the shields with them to the Tournament.
 
Applicants for the position of Jongleur Herald should email me  and the Troubadour Herald stating their intent to serve in this capacity.
 
Secondly, as of this publication, I will have been in the office of the Brigantia Herald for 18 months. It has been my greatest honor to serve the Kingdom and the Society as the Principal Herald of the East. My first term will come to its completion at 12th Night this coming January. Per EK Law, section IV.D.2 , I have stated my intention to their Highnesses to remain on as Brigantia Herald for a third year. Per EK Law, section IV.D.4, at this time any other candidate who wishes to apply for the position of Brigantia Herald should send their Letters of Intent to their Highnesses.”


Filed under: Heraldry, Official Notices

Resubscribing to East Kingdom Mailing Lists

Fri, 2014-06-20 18:01

The following information is being distributed on behalf of Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, the EK System Administrator.

Greetings, once more!

Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that the Polling Lists URL -
http://eastkingdom.org/PollingLists.html – is *not* working and is, in
fact, creating more work for the list admins in trying to manage requests
from that page.

As such, please just use the links found here.

Any forms filled out previously may not have been successful. Again, an
email to listname-join@lists.eastkingdom.org (with your SCA name included)
will work, too, or the links from the second website above.


Filed under: Uncategorized

New Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan Announced

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:25

Emperor Brennan mac Fearghus and Empress Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain have officially affirmed Dame Isobel Mowbray and Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson as the new Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan. Their Investiture will be on November 29. Isobel and Guthfrith shared a little about themselves with the Gazette.

We both joined the SCA over 20 years ago in Lochac. Our first group (where we met) was the College of St. Ursula in the Barony of Rowany. Fourteen years ago we moved to the Barony of Ruantallan ( East Kingdom ), and have lived there ever since. Isobel has served as baronial A&S Minister in the past, and Guthfrith as Knight Marshal. Currently Guthfrith is joint Tir Mara principality deputy for fencing.

Our personas are firmly rooted in late fifteenth century England these days (despite the C10th Danish name Guthfrith…hmmm). Guthfrith has a wide range of interests including heavy, rapier and siege combat, archery, woodworking, metalworking and miscellaneous A&S. Isobel’s main passion is C15th costuming, but any A&S and particularly anything that creates more C15th ambience is fun (Isobel also looks forward to acquiring a longbow and learning to shoot things more accurately).

We are looking forward to our new roles as Baron and Baroness, and hope to serve the crown and the people of Ruantallan as best we can.


Filed under: Local Groups Tagged: Ruantallan

Period or Not…Names

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:37

This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period.  If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.

Today’s name is Hamish.

The male name Hamish is one of those names that is generally believed
to be period, but for which we have no evidence. All of the research
to date shows that Hamish did not evolve until the 19th century, when
it began to be used either as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic male
name Seumas or as a variant of the name James.[1]

While it is possible that new information could support Hamish as a
medieval or Renaissance given name at some point in the future, right
now it is not registerable.

So what should a person who wants to be “Hamish” in the SCA do? Well,
names do not need to be registered. In the East Kingdom, a person can
obtain awards and receive scrolls even without a registered name.
Alternatively, one could register a different formal name, such as
James, and use “Hamish” as a nickname.

Finally, there are some period and documentable given names that are
close in sound and appearance to Hamish. For example, the Family
Search Historical Records show “Hammash Munkastle” as the name of a
boy christened in 1609 in Lincoln, England.[2] “Heymish” is an early
17th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name based on
the documented pattern of using very late period English surnames in
this manner.[3] “Hemish” likewise is an early 17th cen. English
surname that can be used as a given name.[4] Any of these options
give the look and feel of the name “Hamish” while also being
documentable and registerable. All of them can be combined with an
English, Scots or Anglicized Irish surname.

[1] James MacDoual, 7/2000 LoAR, A-Meridies.

[2] Hammash Munkastle; Male; 27 Jul 1609; St Peter-at-Arches’,
Lincoln, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02569-3
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N216-VLK).

[3] Eleoner Heymish; Female; Marriage; 05 Nov 1604; West Hendred,
Berkshire, England; Batch: M13001-1
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ1H-8M4).

[4] Magaret Hemish; Female; Marriage; 04 Dec 1626; East Tisted,
Hampshire, England; Batch: M14663-1
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NK8Z-NYM).


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names

Resubscribe to the EK Discussion Lists

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:13

With the recent migration to new East Kingdom servers, members have been advised that they need to resubscribe to the various discussion lists. Duchess Katherine would like people to know that resubscription is only required for the discussion lists. There is no need to resubscribe to the polling lists.


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: discussion lists

Pennsic Pre-Reg Extended to Wednesday June 18th

Tue, 2014-06-17 18:10

Due to the server downtime on the Cooper’s website yesterday, paid Pennsic Registration has been extended through 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 18th.

There is a link to register on the Pennsic War Site. The Cooper’s Site lists registration as closed, but has changed the date, and you are still able to register.


Filed under: Pennsic

Web Team Working on Migration Issues

Mon, 2014-06-16 15:34

Lady Raffaella Mascolo, EK Webminister, and her team are working to resolve the issues that remain from the server migration over the weekend. She assures the Gazette that solutions will be achieved as soon as possible, and asks everyone affected to please have patience.

Most changes were implemented gradually and with minimal impact over the last month or so, but many people have been affected by the more visible purging last Friday of all the e-mail discussion lists hosted on the EK servers. Note that there were many special interest lists and officer staff lists affected, not just the award Order discussion lists, and some lists’ administrators and subscribers did not realize that they would be affected by the final move last Friday.

The subscribers of every list “at eastkingdom dot org” were purged, and only the list titles and administrators were set up on the new server. Members of the lists were instructed to re-subscribe beginning today (see Mailing List Migration), but the transfer has been complicated by the many people who attempted to re-subscribe between Friday and Sunday.

If you tried today to re-subscribe to any lists, your request is probably pending approval by the administrators of each list; you should receive an automated message when your request is approved. If your request was made before today, it may or may not be pending. To this writer’s knowledge, NO approval messages have gone out, except for lists that can be joined without administrator approval. If you have not yet received an approval message, please wait a day or so before worrying, re-trying or inquiring.

The best way to re-subscribe to the Order discussion and polling distribution lists is through the Polling Lists page.

For other lists (such as “exchequers” or “ekchatelaines”, etc.) send an e-mail from your account to:  listname-join@lists.eastkingdom.org
substituting listname with the actual name of the list you wish to join; the message body and subject line can be left empty, or just put “subscribe”.

Some special interest groups may be taking this opportunity to set up new e-mail lists hosted elsewhere. If a list you were on has another way of communicating with its members (such as a FaceBook page or Google Group), check there for instructions.

Update, 6:30pm June 16, 2014:

Greetings,
The moderators for the lists / polling orders have been informed that the
lists are active again. PLEASE give them time to approve all requests to
join back to discussion lists and polling order lists.
YIS,
Raffaella Mascolo
EK Web Minister


Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: email discussion lists, webminister, websites

Agenda for Next EK Curia

Mon, 2014-06-16 09:58

Mistress Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschale of the East Kingdom, wishes to share the following:

The agenda for the next curia has been posted on the Seneschal’s page. Curia will be at Southern Region War Camp, June 28th 10am.


Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: agenda, curia

Last Day for Paid PreReg for Pennsic

Sun, 2014-06-15 23:24

Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Paid registration for Pennsic ends on Monday, June 16th at 11:59pm EDT.  The size of the land allotted to a group is determined by the number of people who preregister by this deadline.  Unpaid online registration is available until July 11th.  Preregistration is available at this website.


Filed under: Pennsic

Call for Kingdom Event Bids

Sun, 2014-06-15 23:12

Photo by Baroness Cateline la broderesse

The following message is from Their Royal Highnesses, Edward and Thyra

Greetings to the East Kingdom,

We are eagerly anticipating the events that we will get to spend with all of you throughout the kingdom. We are seeking hosts for the major kingdom events, as we arrange our travel schedule. As we would like to see as many of you as we can, we are looking to merge landmark events together, such as investitures, champions events, and major annual events.

If you are contemplating entering a bid, please talk to us first regarding dates. We are listing some of our preferred dates below, which will fit into our progress. Please refer to the Royal Progress calendar to avoid other scheduled events such as foreign wars. Please contact us if you have any questions at all.

Coronation, 9/27 preferred
bids were due 6/1 (needed asap)

Fall Crown (northern region), 11/1 preferred
bids are due 7/1

12th Night, early January
bids were due 6/1 (needed asap)

Fencing Championship, Oct-Dec
bids 6/1 (needed asap)

Bards’ Championship, Feb-Mar
bids are due 10/1

A&S Championship, Feb-Mar
bids are due 7/1

Thank you to everyone for their hard work in running the Kingdom level events!
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Edward & Thyra
Prince & Princess


Filed under: Events, Official Notices

East Kingdom Mailing List Migration Begins Today

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:14

This morning, anyone who is subscribed to a mailing list through the eastkingdom.org domain (including the discussion lists for all the Kingdom orders) recieved an email notifying them they have been unsubscribed from the list.

This ‘purge’ of the mailing lists is one small part of a long-planned part of the of the migration of the web servers which host the eastkingdom.org domain.

The email discussion lists (which include both the order lists and officer-specific lists such as the Seneschal’s list and the Exchequer’s list) will be available again on Monday, June 16th. However, the list and web administrators are taking an opt-in approach to the process of re-subscribing, which means that people who wish to continue to subscribe to these lists must manually resubscribe starting on Monday. It is very important that you do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.

To resubscribe, or to see a list of email lists affected, click here. Again, please do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.


Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: eastkingdom.org, email discussion lists, mailing lists, pollings, server migration, webminister

From the Silent Heraldry Deputy

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:51
Unto All Silent Heralds, Students of Silent Heraldry, and Other Interested Parties of the Known World,
Greetings from Nesscia, Silent Heraldry Deputy to the SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms.
As the summer progresses and events happen, we have the opportunity to come together around the Known World in small groups to share ideas and talk about what what is happening now and what we would like to see happen with the future.

I would like to know what your thoughts are. Whether individual thoughts, or meeting notes, please do send them to me at silentherald<at>heraldry<dot>sca<dot>org

By being involved and sending me your notes, ideas and thoughts, we can all work together to shape policy and influence silent heraldry for years to come.

Ever in service,
Nesscia
Filed under: Corporate, Court, Heraldry, Official Notices Tagged: court heraldry, heraldry, Laurel Sovereign of Arms, silent heraldry, Silent Heralds, voice heraldry

For Honor, Glory and Laughs

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:40

The Kountess of Kaos at the first LvP is now entered as the Duchess of Discord.

Seven Laurels, seven pelicans and many silly weapons are ready to take the field but they need your help.  The list of peers taking part in the annual Laurels vs. Pelicans boffer challenge is up on the website.  These peers face off with boffer weapons to raise money for the Pennsic war chest, which funds Pennsic costs such as the hospitality tent and royalty dinner.  The peers and their current totals are listed below.

 

Laurels Pelicans Mistress Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell
The Bee Keeper
Weapon: Catherine Wheel buckler with bloody tips and a flail of bumble bees
Music: Donor’s Choice! $0.00 Mistress Mercedes de Calafia
La Matadora (The Bull Fighter)
Weapon: Seneschal’s Key of Entirely Appropriate Conduct
Music: Bizet’s Toreador Song $25.00 Mesterno Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia
The Magyar Mangler of the Midrealm
Weapon: The Cameron
Music: TBD $35.00 Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
Her Infernal Splendor, Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Ogress Herald,
Demonon Queen of Fence, Word-wielder, Destroyer of Knees, Crusher of the
Hopes and Dreams of the Weak, Hammer of the Insipid
Weapon: Two Sword
Music: Theme from Jaws $85.00 Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair
The Battling Banfili
Weapon: Ogham covered Standing Stone
Music: O Fortuna $10.00 Sir Tanaka Raiko
Dieter Langenstaffen
Weapon: The Giant Staff of Floppiness
Music: We are the Champions $0.00 Master Alaric MacConnal
Master of Ominous Music
Weapon: B-flat
Music: TBD – PAID! $100.00 Baronne Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres
Keg Killer
Weapon: Beer bottle with keg shield
Music: Donor’s Choice $25.00 Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber
Music: Donor’s choice $0.00 Kazumi no Tanaka aka Baroness Mistress Sofia Staritskiia Rhosia
Mrs. Tanaka
Weapon: Flying Octopus $0.00 Master Grim the Skald
Grim the Scalding
Weapon: Giant Ladle
Music: TBD $0.00 Duchess Kiena Stewart
Duchess of Discord
Weapon: Lance and Hobby Horse
Music: Imperial March from Star Wars $0.00 Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Weapon: Frying Pan and Spatula $0.00 Mistress Katherine Barr
Music: Donor’s Choice $0.00

Grim the Skalding with his giant ladle at the first LvP

What weapons the peers use depends on how much money they raise.  Raise $25?  They head out with just a dagger.  Raise $100?  They could head out with a flying octopus or a frying pan and spatula.  See www.laurelsvspelicans.com for information on how to donate and the weapons levels.

In addition to the weapons, the peers can have theme music played for their moment of glory.  Baroness Sabine de Kerbriant will play entrance music for a peer on her rauschpfeife for a $20 donation.  Some peers have listed musical choices.  Others are leaving it up to the donor who gives $20 to the Pennsic war chest to make their intro happen.


Filed under: Events Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans

King’s and Queen’s Archery Champions Unofficial Court Report

Sat, 2014-06-07 08:05

It was a mostly beautiful day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of Bergental on 31 May 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Archery.

There was some fine shooting, nearly eighty archers took the field, including Their Majesties and Their Highnesses. In the end, sixteen stood to compete for the victory, and to be named Queen’s Champion.

The finals came down to Rupert the Unbalanced, and Urho of the Pines. Following a dramatic shoot-off, Rupert emerged the victor, and would be named Queen’s Archery Champion for the 5th time.

At the beginning of court Krakken Gnashbone relinquished his place to Rupert, who was presented the regalia of the Queen’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.

Colin Ursell was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as King’s Archery Champion. His Majesty chose Peter the Red, who had displayed incredible prowess to reach the semi-finals, to serve as His champion. Peter received the regalia of the King’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.

The skies began to open, and though a light rain started to come down, court continued onwards.

Godric of Hampton was called into court. There, he presented to Alexander von Heisler the medallion of a Master Bowman. Alexander has achieved a royal-round average greater than 80 points to earn that honor.

Jehannine de Flandres was called to attend the court. She had in her possession old IKAC (Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition) medallions from many years ago. Since all of the recipients were present, she passed them the earned awards for this.

Next was Duchess Avelina called before the court. There, she presented to a recipient of Her Queen’s honor of distinction, Alberic, a token for his work with the state dinner.

The rains abated, much to the delight of those in attendance.

Their Majesties invited before them Mirabet de Gumy. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Wulfgar Silverbraid, words by Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah.

Her Majesty addressed Her Highness, and invited her into court. She offered her a stuffed blue tyger, as congratulations on her becoming Princess of the East. However, this was a pretense to get Þóra Eiríksdóttir into court, so that the companions of Order of the Silver Crescent may be called forth. She was inducted into said order, presented a medallion as well as a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Her Majesty next invited the children who had participated in Her service initiative into court. They were presented with beads and cheered. Then were the rest of the children present called before the court, as was Her guard Llewellyn Walsh. Llewelyn took the toy box, and ran into the field, where he served as human piñata for the children to get toys from.

Duke Kenric æt Essex was called before the court. His Majesty did expound upon the many, many, many things Kenric does, and lamented that he leaves nothing for anyone else to do! However, such was his work that it did not go unrecognized, and this day was his rapier prowess in particular noted. The recipients of the Order of the Silver Rapier were called forth. Kenric was inducted to the order, and received a medallion and a scroll by Elisenda de Luna.

Their Majesties called before their court Elisabeth Playledere. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll with calligraphy by þóra Eiríksdóttir, and illumination by Emma Makilmone.

His Majesty addressed Her Excellency Bergantal. He could not help by admire the fine illumination work on the scroll just presented. He invited Emma Makilmone before the court. Noting her contributions to the Arts and Sciences, the companions of the Order of the Maunche were called forth. Emma Makilmone was inducted into the order, and received a medallion, as well as a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

It was the conclusion of a fine day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,
Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan MacWhyte and Simona bat Leone. Additional thank you to Alys Mackyntoich and Eva Woderose.


Filed under: Court Tagged: archery, champions, court report

Event Announcement: A Day in the Solarium

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:22

Tomorrow, June 7th, a sewing Solarium will be held in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.

The great Pennsic War looms! Is there a seamstress or tailor among us who does not struggle with clothing self and household? Or wrestle with fitting problems, piles of mending, and banners with too darn many laurel leaves? Do you long to hear minstrels strumming and bards singing for your pleasure while you stitch and chat? Come join us in the solar for an afternoon of good company, good food, and good advice for your tailoring issues.

In addition to the solarium, or open area where all may work while being entertained by musicians, bards, and storytellers, there will be two smaller classrooms where we will offer more specific project assistance. We will have teachers on hand to help folks sort out problems with their sewing projects, as well as tables for seamsters to set up sewing machines and an iron, if needed. And, there will be an Athena’s Thimble panel for those working on embroidered pretties.

Do you have fabric, trim, or old clothes taking up space? Bring it to swap or sell! (No other merchanting permitted, sorry.)

Musicians and bards who are interested in performing, please contact the Autocrat, Baroness Elizabeth Talbot, at nedlnthred@gmail.com.

We ask all attendees to bring an item of any size or type for the potluck. Contact Lady Vika at lurking.girl@gmail.com to coordinate. Alas for our spirits (but good for our handwork) the site is Completely Dry.

We will not take pre-registration for the event, but we’d appreciate an RSVP (to nedlnthred@gmail.com or the “Day in the Solar” FB group) so we can plan resources accordingly. The fee is $12.00, and will include soup, bread & fruit, & a wonderful site token.

Schedule of the day:

11am: Site opens

11am-5pm: Main Hall, Solar — open sewing and entertainment

12pm-3pm: Main Hall, Potluck dayboard served

1pm: Classroom 1, “How to fit a bodice”, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini (volunteer from the audience needed: please email autocrat)

Classroom 2, “Simple embroidery stitches to embellish basic garb”, Lady Elizabet Marshall

2pm: Classroom 1, “Get help fitting problem pieces”, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot and Mistress Caterina Gioacchini

Classroom 2, Athena’s Thimble Panel

3pm: Cutting out period garment shapes: Main hall, T-tunic/early gown, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot

Classroom 1, Italian Gamurra, Mistress Kamilla van Anderlecht

Classroom 2, Gothic Fitted Dress, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini and Lady Vika Grigina zPrahy

5-6 pm: Site Cleanup, all are welcome!


Filed under: Events

Fundraiser for Master Feral

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:19

Northern Army Belt Placard

Combat Medallions will be producing Northern Army belt placards as a fundraiser to assist Master Feral with his medical expenses. Once costs to produce the placards have been recovered, 100% of the profits will be donated to Master Feral.

When asked how his business started, JP, the proprietor of Combat Medallions, said that people liked what he was making, so he just kept going, and now he is in 10 different kingdoms.

JP has advised that the placards will be ready in mid-July, and will be available either online at www.combatmedallions.com or at events he is attending.  For event availability, he may be contacted through https://www.facebook.com/combat.medallions.1?fref=ts&ref=br_tf.


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: Fundraising

Event Announcement: Ostgardr and An Dubhaigeainn Challenge II

Wed, 2014-06-04 20:02
On June 7th we will be holding the second annual test between the Crown Province of Ostgardr and the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn. The event will take place at Episcopal Church of St. Margaret located at 1000 Washington Ave Plainview, NY  11803 On this day the champions and the populace of each group will test their skills in all martial activities:  heavy weapons, fencing, archery and thrown weapons; as well as Arts and Sciences competition, Bardic and Brewing competitions. Not a resident of the Province or the Barony? Not a problem! You can come and align with either side with a heavy shove from us to make sure the sides are equitable :)

Schedule for the Day:
10 am site/troll opens
10 am A&S Display is open for Artisans to set up their works
10:30 am Archery field opens for the populace shoot
10:30 am Thrown weapons range opens for the populace throws
11 am Heavy Weapons Tournament (the field will remain open for pick-ups throughout the day provided there is a marshal present)
12 pm Fencing Tournament (the field will remain open for pick-ups throughout the day provided there is a marshal present)
12-4 pm Voting on the for the A&S competition (tokens will be given out at troll)
1 pm Brewing Competition to be judged
2 pm Bardic Competition in the nave of the Church
3 pm Thrown Weapons Champions Tournament
4 pm Archery Champions shoot
4:30 pm All Fields, Lists, Ranges and troll close.
5 pm Court
6 pm Site closes

Other Classes/Meetings:
12:30-2 pm Maunche Kaffeklatsch – hosted by Master Richard the Poor.  Not an official order meeting, but something much more informal where we can discuss assorted issues relevant to our order.

3-4 pm Pennsic 101 Class – hosted by Jenna Childslayer.
Going to your first Pennsic? Here you will learn everything you need to know to get yourself ready. We will also have a raffle for the benefit of the Province. The person holding the winning raffle ticket will receive a cream pie and the opportunity to throw this pie at His Excellency, the Viceroy of Ostgardr.  We are not responsible for the winners throwing ability and accuracy. There will be a delicious dyboard is being prepared by Lady Michelle the Ubiquitous.
The menu is as follows:
Aromatic meat buns (想肉包)
Soy sauce chicken & Eggs (卤鸡卤蛋)
There will also be some plain hard boiled eggs
Fresh fruit
Adzuki bean zongzi (Chinese tamales 粽子) – sweet and savory versions

Please check out the event announcement for more details:

We look forward to seeing you all at the event!


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