Silent Auction Caps Off Successful Baronial Championship

The Barony of Brendoken, located in northeastern Ohio, collected over $900 at a recent silent auction to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Money from the auction, held in conjunction with baronial championships, will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Two photo albums from the event are now online.

92 items, ranging from one dozen hand-fletched arrows to packages of decorative buttons, were donated by members of the barony, and displayed throughout the day so that attendees to the event could bid against each other. When the results were added up at the end of the day, $925 was raised. Baron Nigel FitzMaurice, organizer of the event expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the populace of the barony. "They really brought it together at the last minute," he said.

The auction was not part of the original plan for the baronial championship event, but grew out of an idea by THL Saradwen Ariandalen. Baron Nigel organized collection of the items which were displayed and supervised by THL Wulfwen atte Belle and Sayyida Zillah bint Uways al-Qahir. Merchant Coordinator Maistor Iustinos Tekton helped with the logistics.

The auction was just one part of a successful event that saw the selection of new baronial champions as well as the institution of the Barony of Brendoken's first baronial awards, which were given at court following the completition of the auction.

Photos of the day's event, including heavy and rapier championships, court, A&S entries and auction items are available online at the "original article" link below.