Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Learning "the best of history" in the SCA

Residents of Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and the West Shore in Pennsylvania have a chance to learn "the best of history" in the SCA by taking "what happened in historical times and recreating it to the best of their ability," says Rachel Wright of Hampden Township. Joseph Cress of The Sentinel spoke with Wright and others for a recent article.

Aethelmearc Court at Pennsic 42 photos online

Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh reports that she has created an album of photos from Aethelmearc Court at Pennsic 42. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.

Duchess Ilish O'Donovan placed on vigil at Pennsic XLII

Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina reports that at Pennsic 42, Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, offered Duchess Ilish O'Donovan a Writ of Summons to prepare herself to be inducted into the Order of the Laurel.

Blackstone Raids 2013 photos online

Augusto G. reports that he has created an album of photos from Blackstone Raids 2013, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Q&A with Andy Keleman, Director of SCA Web Ad

Andy Keleman, a commercial director based out of Pittsburgh, created a commercial for the SCA as his entry in a competition sponsored by Diners Club. He answered questions for the East Kingdom Gazette about creating the commercial with the SCA and his work.

AEthelmearc fighters help kick off AC Celtic Festival

Participants in the first annual AC Celtic Festival in Wellsville, New York were treated to a demonstration of armored combat by members of the Society for Creative Anchronism. A representative of the Wellsville Daily Reporter was on hand to record the demo. (video)

Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc's Maynard and Liadain photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc's Spring Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Shire of Gryffyns Keep. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

Pictures from Aethelmearc War Practice

Lady Isabel Fleuretan and Augusto G report that they have posted albums of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice which took place May 16-19, 2013 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.

AEthelmearc Spring 2013 Crown Tournament photos

Joe reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Three placed on vigil at AEthelmearc War Practice

Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umakai, reports that Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage. The announcements were made at AEthelmearc War Practice, May 18, 2013.

Music and pageantry at AEthelmearc Coronation

The recent Coronation of Maynard and Liadain in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc was met with great pageantry and ceremony. Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope, former director of the known World Choir, shares video of choral pieces performed during the cermony.

Antonio de Luna placed on vigil at AEthelmearc Coronation

In Evening Court at the Coronation of Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, Their Majesties placed Don Antonio de Luna on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Timothy and Gabrielle new AEthelmearc Heirs

THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie reports that Timothy of Arindale was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Duke Timothy was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode.

[AET] Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice XXXI

The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn invites you to attend our 31st Summer War Practice at the 4-H Acres in Ithaca, NY. We welcome Fighters, Fencers, Thrown Weapons users, and all those who cheer them on. Although there is no indoor space for martial activities, a pole barn allows for sheltered combat regardless of weather.

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XXIII

It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXIII.  We will be mustering once again at Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

[ATL] Hornwood-Guard Inn: Archery Festival

The Shire of Hornwood and The Scarlet Guard invite you (and challenge you) to a weekend of flying fletching, sharp shots, tricky targets, and fantastic food and fellowship! Fill the first weekend of June with all things archery.

[AET] Bards and Bows, Now with Brewing

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle is pleased to announce that Bards and Bows, Now with Brewing!! sponsored by the Damp Dragon Inn, on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at our traditional site, Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 9:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up.

Three elevated to peerages at Ice Dragon

At Their recent Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to Peerages to three of Their subjects.

[AET] Defenders Tourney

The time has come once again when the Shire of Sylvan Glen must look to its citizens for that one man or woman who can stand and act as its protector.  For the best must be found amongst those who shoot straight and true, who throw with keen eyes and dangerous hands, who flash steel and style, who armor themselves with honor and chivalry. 

[AET] Iron Comet

The Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands invites you to join them on April 13, 2013, for the Iron Comet competition. Like the Pentathalons of yore, you may test your skills at Archery, Thrown Weapons, Rapier, Heavy Combat, and only the fittest and finest shall prevail! A truly gifted combatant is also skilled at the Arts and Sciences.

[AET] Feast of Bacchus

If you have decided to not attend Blackstone Raids this year and are looking for something to do this weekend, we have just the thing for you, The Feast of Bacchus.

Mathilde des Pyrenees to become Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their Court held at the February 16, 2013 College of Three Ravens, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees.

[AET] Which is Mightier, the Pen or the Sword?

The rapier can quickly end a life, but the pen can eviscerate a person for eternity.  So which is mightier, the pen or the sword? The Shire of Angels Keep will give you the opportunity to find an answer to that question on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

[AET] Knights and Round Tables

As the seasons follow one after the other, so too do new fighters and artisans arise to follow those leading the way in their craft or skills. So let there be a great gathering to ensure those talents in art and skills in combat never falter in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc!

[AET] Regional Archery Practice

On March 24, 2013 there will be a Regional Archery Practice hosted by the Barony of Delftwood. Our practice site is Wildwood Sports
Center 5740 Fikes Rd  Memphis, NY 13112.

[AET] It's All Greek to Me!

Have you ever wondered it would be like to be in the labyrinth with the Minotaur? Come to the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn and find out! Come fight and fence in the labyrinth. Come dance in celebration of the victories. Come take part in children's activities and learn about history. Bring a story or a song from mythology to share.

A day in Agincourt

What is the Society for Creative Anachronism really all about? A reporter from WQED television's OnQ recently attended Agincourt, an event hosted by Pittsburgh's local chapter, to find out.

[AET] Tournament of the Windmill II - POSTPONED

Hail, citizens! The gates of the Temple of Janus stand open, heralding the coming war! The Barony of Delftwood invites one and all to join us in preparation for the great conflict. There will be tournaments, melees, populace activities, and an A&S display, all centered on this year's theme of Ancient Rome.

[AET] Bears Event

As the thaw begins and the Bear stirs, once again the Shire of Stormsport invites you to its annual Bears Event. On March 2, 2013. There will a heavy weapons tournament, fencing, and an A&S display with populous voting. A Celtic Viking themed all-day sideboard will be prepared by the Lady Margaret of Enniscorthy (maggieforsell@gmail.com).

[AET] Ice Dragon

We invite you once again to plan your pilgrimage to the Annual Festival for the Passing of the Ice Dragon.