Through Winter's bleak silence comes a Bedouin's plaintive call. Harken! Harken to the call of the desert sands. Hear the music call you to Al-Hafla. Come, let your spirit soar on the wings of dance. Experience the art of henna. Let the savory food of the sand's denizens fill your belly and senses. Glory in the warmth of friends, old and new.
On this day in the fall of 1274 on the island of Tsushima (off the coast of Japan), we are about to witness historic events. The Mongols are prepared to invade Japan, and the negotiations and banquet today are an attempt to forestall the invasion. A wealthy Japanese lord has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight all guests! In honor of the attendees, the feast will feature courses of Mongol and Chinese cuisine, in addition to Japanese. Unfortunately, these important negotiations are destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul!
Long, long, ago in a barony far, far, away One Square Foot of Land from what is now within Gleann Abhann's borders was ceded to the Queen of Trimaris by King Ailgheanan I. The Barony of the Osprey is now in possession of this land. Come help the brave Osprey loyalists turn back the hordes of the Magenta Marauder from Seleone as the pirates attempt to steal it back.
The Shire of Cote du Ciel is holding a Five Weapons Tournament at our Shire Birthday celebration on December 5th, 2009. This tournament will be open to everyone who wants to fight, but there is a special prize that will be awarded to the winning fighter with three years or less experience in armored combat.
The darkest part of the Winter is upon us! Come help us celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of sunlight and longer days. Come join us as we share in the warmth of friendship, the joy of laughter and the delight of good food. Games, songs, and dancing will be encouraged! There will be an autocrat's whim contest for the best table decorations, an A&S contest for black and white in any mode, and a Heart's whim contest for the person who is best able to stay in persona. Dust off your creativity and imagination and give these contests a try!
Hrorek and Slaine, Baron and Baroness of al-Barran, are pleased to invite you to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of their halls and delight in sharing the delicacies and treasures of the Silk Road with you at al-Barran Midwinter Celebration
Come and celebrate the season. This year's Yule Court will be held at the Huachuca Oaks Camp. Please bring your games and your dancing shoes. There will be cookies for the young (and young at heart) to decorate and take with them and a few other activities for them as well.
History professor Valerie Garver knows that women faced challenges in the medieval world, but believes that they still played an important role in the world of Charlemagne. Garver's book, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World has been published by Cornell University Press.
We in the Canton of Hawks Haven look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney on January 16, 2010. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking.
The Shire Drei Eichen invites all the nobles of the Kingdom to a market followed by a tourney. This will be held in the forest of the Sayntal, in the ancient forests at the most west border of our Lands.