Archive - 2006 - Event

December 30th

Winter Wonders XXI

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Camelot has come and gone and only the land remains. Enter the forest of the Green Knight if you dare to find the Lord and Lady Winter who can break the season's icy snare. Amidst snow drifts and trees capped with white crowns an archer's, bard's, and warrior's challenge can be found. Prove you are a "Man of Green" to end this wintry scene. Come to Ardanroe for Winter Wonders and feast under the ancient limbs and starry sky, or stay at home, and frozen tears cry. The frozen darkness of the Forest of the Green Knight beckons. Where does your courage lie? Hear the Bards after feast Saturday night. Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Lake Bistineau State Park, Louisiana)

December 28th

Stormhold Surveying Expedition

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Let it be known that Baron Stormhold will be mounting a surveying expedition of the land in the west of his fief. To this end he seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals and companies. In particular all surveyors, engineers and cartographers are encouraged to represent themselves to his Excellency. In addition the services of a number of guards will be required due to the wild nature of the lands into which the expedition will venture. Location:
Barony of Stormhold (Fern Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Birthday Bash XXI

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Unto the populace of Artemisia, the Shire of Silverkeep invites you to celebrate our 21st Birthday! We will have our traditional Bearpit Tournament to determine both our tournament champion and Shire champion. The Tournament prize is an armor stand. The champion of the rapier Tournament will win a Serpentine rapier grip.

But wait! There’s more! For the heavy fighters there will also be a Snowball Tourney! There will be activities for Location:
Shire of Silverkeep (Bozeman, Montana)

Storvik Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Storvik invites all good gentles to be present for the blessed ascension of the newest Baronage of Storvik. The day will celebrate the many and varied Arts and Sciences of Storvik’s history, including Armed Combat, Cooking, Illumination and other fine arts.

Martial Activities: There will be space available for fighting outdoors, weather permitting. However, there are no shower facilities. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Cheltanham, Maryland)

Border War IX

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Border War is back again! This year is Border War IX, held from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February, 2007. And this year, we fight to save Our Lands from the invading Southern Army. Who will oppose us, and who will defend us?

Fighters, please note which army you will fight with when you make your booking - and to persuade you to the side of righteousness, please heed the following:
"The Shire of Bordescros has but 2 fighters - but we will willingly sacrifice them upon the field of war to defend the right and honour of our King and Queen. We are at this moment raising an army of mercenaries, with promises of largesse. Largesse? I hear you cry, What kinds of largesse? 500 yards of the finest silk; Innocent Virgins to be Despoiled as Thou wilt; Mead, Ale and Beer; Pieces of Eight and the like will be disbursed from our coffers at Border War, if thou shouldst survive. If thou shouldst die upon the field of battle, thou shalt be buried with greyt honour and thy widow and children shall be our kin for ever more." Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Jindera, New South Wales)

December 22nd

Tournament of the Wolf Moon

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Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howl hungrily throughout the land. A lone rider comes with a missive from the fairest kingdom Trimaris far to the south where alas the sun still shines. The Most Noble Company of the Azure Rose shall host a grand and glorious tournament of lance and sword near the borderlands to honor the Ladies of the Rose of the Knowne World.

Beautiful and Noble Ladies of greatest virtue will award rich prizes and largesse. Chivalric Knights and brave Squires shall take to the field to hone their skills of war bringing with them their fierce Archers. Location:
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (near Live Oak, Florida)

December 21st

Viking Vinter Vunderland IX

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Are you going to be missing something to do on January 13? No more college football and you just can't get into the Wide World of Televised Bowling and Darts (although those trick bowlers are REALLY amazing!)?

Then make the short trip out to hopefully play in the snow at Viking Vinter Vunderland! This is the only event in the Outlands daring enough to be held OUTSIDE in January! But, you say, "that must be horribly cold?!" Fear not, Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Spring Bears Event

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The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 3rd, 2007.

Activities this year will include heavy weapons as per normal, more activities to be announced later.

This year's event will be held at the Erie Day School, of 1372 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16505. With the site opening at 9 am and closing at 9 pm, there will be something for everyone. A gymnasium floor will Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Pilgrimages of the 11th and 12th Centuries

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The Barony of Lonely Tower invites you to their Annual 12th Night celebration. Haven’t been on a pilgrimage for a while? Join us as we offer 4 pilgrimage locations for you to visit.

Activities for the day include:

  • Visit all 4 pilgrimage sites to collect your pilgrimage badges and then turn them in at Troll for your site token.
  • A&S Theme: “On the Pilgrim Way”: Anything you would pack, carry, wear, find, Location:
    arony of Lonely Tower (Omaha, Nebraska)

A Temperance of Cooks: Calontir Cooking Symposium

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Greetings! Please find below the list of classes for the upcoming "A Temperance of Cooks" - Calontir Cook's Guild Symposium, April 28, 2007, in the Barony of Forgotten Sea. It will be an all-day event, with multiple tracks of classes, a potluck feast, and a lunch-time keynote speech provided by Duke Cariadoc of the Bow. We are hoping for a wide variety of classes on a number of topics, and will have capability for hands-on classes. Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City Missouri)

Jour d'Amour

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On behalf of the Incipient Shire of Drakenmere, we would like to extend a special invitation to all performing artists in Meridies to attend Jour d'Amour (Weekend of January 26-28) at Indian Springs State Park in Jackson, GA. The theme of the event is the "Venetian Carnivale," and thus we wanted to have a special emphasis on performing arts. We have arranged most of the day in the main hall to be set up solely for performing arts (Poetic Oration, European Dance, Middle Eastern Dance, Instrumentals, and Vocal Performance--if you have a question about where your performance might fit in, contact us, and we'll work something out). Location:
Incipient Shire of Drakenmere (Jackson, Georgia)

Caer Galen Arts and Sciences

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All ye gentles, hearken to the joyous words of Carrick and Katherina, Baron and Baroness of Caer Galen. Come learn, come enjoy, come view the amazing works of our local artisans at the Caer Galen Baronial Arts and Sciences Competition.

Competition Categories:

  • Best Blue & Gold or Baronial Entry
  • Youths' Open Category (up to age 16)
  • New Skill (anything new to entrant in last year) Location:
    Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

Twelfth Night Coronation

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The Barony of Dragon's Laire welcomes all to witness the Coronation of Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Signy Oksendahl, the Heirs to the Their Royal Majesties Amalric Blackhart and Caia Snowden as They take Their rightful places upon the Sable Throne of An Tir at the Twelfth Night Coronation, January 12-14, 2007.

In addition to welcoming the successors to the crown of An Tir, festivities will include: Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Ocean Shores, Washington)

East Kingdom Twelfth Night

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Very high and powerful princes, dukes, counts, barons, lords, knights and squires at arms, gentle lords and ladies of the East Kingdom (and all you peasants...), the Barony of Dragonship Haven would like to cordially invite you to attend the East Kingdom Twelfth Night. We will be holding it at the lovely Golden Hill Methodist Church in Bridgeport CT, on the 6th of January 2007.

We have a day planned packed full of shopping, schmoozing, A&S displays, youth activities, and great food. Location:
Barony of Dragonship Haven (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

December 9th

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! May these words be carried across all the lands of Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald. With humility the shire of Glen Rathlin calls all in Insulae Draconis to compete in tourneys of heavy weapons, rapier, archery and arts and sciences, so that the best of us can be selected as the Protectors of Insulae Draconis for the coming year.

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III Location:
Shire of Glen Rathlin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Agaragus Anniversary Event

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Come and help Agaragus celebrate another birthday, we may even tell you how old they are.

20th January
Campbelltown Youth Centre
40 Broughton st, Campbelltown, NSW
(short walk from the train station)

Site and hall open at 10am,
Armour inspection 10.00am for a 10.30 start to avoid the heat Rapier tourney to follow fighting will occure in the shaded area out the back

Location:
Shire of Agaragus (Campbelltown, New South Wales)

Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a "reverse court" and the wonders of a "backwards feast". Foolishness you say? But of course, welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night!

Fun and merriment abound at our foolish festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits the throne and dessert, of course, is Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Sterlynge Schola

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Let the Word go forth from the Industrious (and Insane) Shire of Sterlynge Vayle that once again we will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street in the Mundane City of Binghamton, NY.

Unlike past Scholas, this one will be in the Dead Time of late January--Specifically January 27, 2007 CE.

The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the site will close at 6:00 PM. Anyone found wandering the Halls and Corridors will be enthralled by Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

Tournament of Love and Beauty II

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The time is 1471 in England... In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Aldobrandini, the Barony of Ponte Alto is holding a passage of arms that exemplifies chivalric love and honour, both on and off the field, as can be found in the ballads and tourneys of the 15th century, including King Rene of Anjou's Book of Love and The Book of the Tourney.

Let all knights, barons, lords, squires and men at arms of the baronies of Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Fairfax, Virginia)

A Day in the Middle East

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We invite you to spend a day in the medieval Middle East. This year we will also be treated to the presence of their Majesties in full Turkish regalia as they invest our new Baron and Baroness. There will, of course, be the usual drumming, dancing, and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees energized throughout the day.

Where: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mechanicsville, MD Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Mechanicsville, Maryland)

Caerthen 12th Night

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This event will showcase the best of Caerthe. Our Guilds, Artisans and Fighters are some of the best in the Kingdom. It's time to bring all of our finest together in 1 place, throw in some games and it is to be the most glorious event ever had in our fine Barony. Pomp and Circumstance, Heraldry and carnival style games, merchants galore, heavy & light fighting, archery (yep archery), A&S and Bardic. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado)

December 7th

Tourney of Ymir XXXII

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Wild is the winter, but waiting is worse;
How far afield are my folk?

I seek sturdy strikes of sword upon shield,
A test of the mightiest of men.

Let them exhaust their excellent power
And feast on the fruit of the farm.

Odin's hall boasts less bounty than that
Which towers tall over our tables.

I want for the word-hoard wielded by skalds That honor the hardiest heroes. Location:
Barony of Windmasters' Hill (Wake Forest, North Carolina)

Twilight Pas De Armes and Pot Luck Feast

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Come one, come all for a day off fun and frivolity in picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Bring a plate of sumptuous food (for approximately 4-6 people) to share for the pot luck feast. Recline on a picnic blanket and wile away the hours. You are welcome to bring period games, sing songs or tell stories for your entertainment and that of the populace.

The tournament will be in the style of Pas de Armes. Combatants are Location:
Shire of Ynys Fawr (Hobart, Tasmania)

Twelfth Night

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As winter continues to tighten its grip on the mountain ranges of Gryphon's Lair, we gather together to end the season of winter festivities, and share good wishes with our friends and companions. Gryphon's Lair opens it gates once again to share its wealth and bounty at a joyous Twelfth Night celebration on January 6.

We will endeavor to explore and experience the varied traditions surrounding this close of the winter season. As all Twelfth Night celebrations must, there will be games, singing, story telling and, of course, for the children. In addition to some fighting fun for the heavy fighter, Terra Sylva will be hosting a Rose Tournament for the Duelists. A Lord and Lady of Misrule will be found amongst the populace to help guide and encourage the fun. Although the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion will have been newly chosen, Baroness Bianca continues to encourage all artisans to come share their works at an Arts & Sciences display. Location:
Barony of TwelfthGryphon's Lair (Layton, Utah)

Knight's Gambit

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Welcome one and all again to ALL the Fighting that you can stand! Come fight those elusive Knights that you have heard about, but haven't gotten a chance to meet. This again, will be a training session with the Knights - one on one with each Knight until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax.

KNIGHTS GAMBIT
DEC. 8-10-2006
SHIRE BRANTESTONE
CAMP MEADOWBROOK Location:
Shire of Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

Caer Galen Midwinter

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Welcome to Rome, 1497. As you admire the wondrous art and high culture of this, the finest of cities, be sure to watch your back. Intrigue is at its height as noble families vie for prominence. Even the mightiest houses are rocked with scandal. Lucrezia Borgia has accused her husband, Giovanni Sforza, of impotence and is filing for a divorce. In retaliation, Giovanni claims that his young bride has indulged in incestuous affairs with both her brother and her father! But beware of whom you share gossip with. Spies are everywhere in the courts, and the assassin's blade is ever ready to avenge a perceived slight. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Boulder, Colorado)

Academy of St. Julian

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Saint Julian, the patron saint of minstrels and wandering musicians, was known for offering hospitality to weary travelers. This winter, in the same tradition, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands welcomes you in from the cold for a day of music and dance!

This event will be a music and dance schola, featuring classes on a variety of musical subjects, as well as dance instruction. In addition, there will be musical performances including an appearance Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

College of Three Ravens

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The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce The College of Three Ravens to be held on February 24, 2007, at the Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY (phone: 315-597-9171). The hall opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. The site is very dry, non-smoking & all flames must be enclosed. The site is not handicapped accessible.

The College theme for this year is: "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages". Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Palmyra, New York)

Rivenoak Yule

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Their Excellencies, Coronado and Jehanne, holders of the Coronet of Rivenoak, extends warm invitations out amongst the populace of the West to partake of food and drink with them at their bountiful feasting table, and to celebrate the Yuletime with the men and women of Rivenoak, as they make merry in their games, contests, dancing, and sundry amusements of the season.

This Yule Feast will be held Saturday, December 9th, in the town of Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Durham, California)

December 3rd

Twelve Hour War

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Seventy-Two Open Field Battles held Over the Course of Twelve Hours

Come and fight in the entourage of your favorite Knight! The two Knights with the most powerful entourages will command each side. The sides will hopefully be balanced by skill or numbers. This is the last event to practice fighting under Gulf War rules!

Imagine a “Lay On!” almost once every ten minutes! A full day of fighting from sun up to sun down or until exhaustion, whichever comes first! Location:
Barony of the Steppes (Corsicana, TX)