[NOR] Heralds' & Scribes' Symposium

The Kingdom of Northshield's College of Heralds and The College of Scribes invite you to assemble on the first day of November, in the Shire of Coldedernhale, the town of Pierre, for the ... AS XLII Heralds' & Scribes' Symposium

All those who are currently scribes and heralds as well as those who wish to learn the arts are invited to this fair shire at the appointed hour. Our time together will be devoted to helping one another grow in the wisdom and knowledge of our crafts and to beautify our Kingdom with these practices.

Class slots are still available. If you have the knowledge, please share it with us! You don't have to be a Laurel -- just someone who wants to have a bit of glory and a lot of fun!


    Basic Heraldry
  • Naming Practices
  • Consulting
  • Commenting in the Digital Age
  • Reading the Unreadable
  • Beginning Calligraphy (how to break down every script)
  • Quill Cutting
  • Trompe l’oeil (including gems as well as “squashed bug”)
  • German Acanthus from Gutenberg and Goettingen
  • Dissecting an Illumination: Introduction to the manuscript collection at Marquette University's In preparation for a visit on the day after Boars Head

Special Offer: Bring your works -- in progress, done, or whatever to show off. Get the Laurels' help in improving your skills -- They promise: They'll try to be positive and helpful, without any sort of complaints!

Lunchtime will be devoted to a Q&A for all participants. If you have a question, a comment or even a complaint, this will be the place to do it.

I, Gevehard von Baden, wish to challenge all scribes new and seasoned to bring out their best.

At Northshield's Heralds' and Scribes' Symposium there will be a competition with three categories, Calligraphy, Illumination, and Combination (Calligraphy and illumination on one page). Three classes will be judged in each category: novice, intermediate and advanced.

Prizes will be awarded in each category and class. Yes, folks that's 9 prizes! But wait, that's not all: additional prizes will be included at the whim of the Overseer (me) and may include, but are not limited to: largest, smallest, best use of period tools and most period look.

Now on to the details: size and medium are not important make it as big or small as you want. Documentation is not required, however if the artist is not present to answer questions and give an explanation of what they did, a brief description will need to be included. For purposes of this competition tracing is not allowed. Each individual may enter as many pieces as desired may be entered, but each piece may only be entered in one category.

Any further questions can be directed to my person, Meister Gevehard von Baden. (gevehard AT gmail.com)

Troll: Members $5 / nonmembers $8

8:30 am – site opens for merchants and royalty
9am – site opens for everyone
10-11 am: class
11-noon: class
Noon -1:30 pm: partake of soup lunch on site or go get your lunch, then enjoy the Herald’s and Scribe’s eat-and-talk session.
1:30-2:30: class
2:30-3:30: class
3:30-4:30: class
5pm until finished: court
After court: dessert revel, bardic, dancing, period games, trade circle

Food: A soup lunch is included in the site fee, and will include 2 kinds of soup, bread, fruit and cookies.

There are many eating establishments within a few blocks of the site: Country Kitchen, Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco John’s, Pizza Ranch, Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell’s, Hardee’s

Lodging: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Super 8, (605) 224-1617 Ask for the Waack block of rooms (pronounced “Wok”). Map Each room has 2 queen beds; 2 people = $60.99 plus tax, 4 people = $70.99 plus tax. They will hold the rooms until Oct. 25; it’s hunting season, so reserve early!

Site: First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. 117 N. Central Ave, Pierre SD. Site is dry.

Directions to site:
North and East: Entering Pierre on Hwy 14/83: Stay on the main road into Pierre until the 3rd stoplight at the intersection of Euclid and Capitol; drive 3 blocks; family center is on the right at the intersection of Capitol and Central.

SouthEast: Entering Pierre from the east on Hwy 34: Stay on the main road through Pierre to the 7th stoplight at the intersection of Sioux and Central; turn right.

West: Enter Pierre on Hwy 14/34: Stay on the main road as you come off the bridge to the 2nd stoplight at Sioux and Central; turn left.

South: From the south on Hwy 34/83: Stay on the main road through Fort Pierre and over the bridge; Stay on the main road as you come off the bridge to the 2nd stoplight at Sioux and Central; turn left. Once you turn on to Central Ave. drive about 3 blocks; the family center is on the left at the intersection of Capitol and Central.

THL Berenice Calvina; pottratzwaack AT hotmail.com;

Class Coordinator:
Maistres Bronwyn ferch Gwyn ap Rhys; bronwynpn AT gmail.com;

Competition Coordinator:
Meister Gevehard von Baden; gevehard AT gmail.com

http://www.mycoinpage.com/coldedernhale/ Location:
Shire of Coldedernhale (Pierre, South Dakota)