Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

[AET] Feast of the Bears

By popular demand, the Shire of Stormsport is happy to announce the return of the Bears Event on March 14, 2009. The site is the same as last year's winter event- St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

[AET] Blackstone Raid XVIII

For the 18th year, the Midrealm army intends to invade the southern lands of Glorious Aethelmearc. Their intentions are to steal our Father of Diamonds, the blackstones known as coal. The Barony of Blackstone Mountain is asking our fellow countrymen to come help defend the land.

[AET] Regional Heavy Practice

The Barony of Delftwood will be hosting a regional heavy weapons practice on Sunday, February 15th at the Polish American Citizen's Club (PACC) in Syracuse, New York. Practice will begin in the upstairs hall at 1:30 PM and run until no one wishes to continue fighting. This practice tends to be predominately melee fighting but there is also plenty of time for pick-ups. So please, come out, have a great time, and hit your friends with sticks!

[AET] Gathering of the Bards

What happens when three bards walk into a bar? I'm not sure, but you can bet there will be music, stories, and a lot of laughter. If you're an experienced Bard, would like to try it, or just enjoy rubbing elbows with those great folks that keep us entertained, than this is the event for you. More of a fighter? We've got that! Looking for something more quiet and artsy? We'll also be holding a Scriptorium! and, as always, we'll have some great activities for the little ones!

[AET] Tournament of the White Hart XIII

The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the Thirteenth Tournament of the White Hart being held this year on February 27th, 28th, and March 1st at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Rd, Barboursville, WV, 25504).

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins

Come with us and tumble down the Tunnel of Time from the beautiful Barony of Delftwood in Syracuse NY, into the streets of medieval Siracusa in Sicily! The Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins will make its' appearance on Saturday, February 7th, 2009, within the Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St, Auburn NY, 13021. Doors will open at 9:00a.m. and close promptly at 11:00 p.m.

Kieran and Katherine new Baron and Baroness of Blackstone Mountain

On December 6, 2008, Majesty Morgen of Rye, Queen of Aethelmearc, invested Kieran MacUrsus and Katherine Wert as the fifth Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain.

Gabrielle d'Auvergne elevated to Laurel in AEthelmearc

At Their Court November 15, 2008 at Have Fun Storming the Castle in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen elevated THLady Gabrielle d'Auvergne to the Order of the Laurel.

[AET] Ice Dragon 2009

As the end of October nears , we can feel the Ice Dragon's breath upon the lands of our beloved AEthelmearc. With each rush of it mighty wings we can feel the great winds. Soon our lands will be covered with the ice and snow that The Ice Dragon brings with it. Aye, winter can be beautiful, but the hope of Spring is always on the edge of our thoughts. After a winter of indoor events, fighting and fencing indoors, and all that comes with those long winter months we will all be looking forword to Spring and the passing of the Ice Dragon from our lands.

A&S projects at St Eligius

Broom has published an album of photos from the recent St. Eligius A&S event held in the Barony Dragonship Haven (King of AEthelemarc). Featured are the wonderful A&S projects showcased during the event.

[AET] Southern Regional Fighter Practice

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There will be a Southern Regional Fighter Practice at the Johnson Elementary School in Bridgeport, WV on Sunday December 7th from 2-6 PM. Our Southern Region Commander Sir Alonzio and others are coming down from Pittsburgh to provide training in spear and unit tactics.

It also gives us a chance to work with each other that we don't normally get except in the thick of things at an event.

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Kingdom of AEthlemearc (Bridgeport, West Virginia)

[AET] Sterlynge Schola

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Let the word go forth that the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola on January 17, 2009 at the Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St., Binghamton NY.

The Site opens to the populace at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm. We are planning classes from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch at noon. Anyone found still lingering in the halls or classrooms after 6:00 p.m. may be pressed into Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

[AET] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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Greetings Noble populace of AEthelmearc! Autumn is upon us! Yule season approaches with haste! Make your plans now to gather and celebrate Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Shire of Riversedge, on January 10th, 2009! Make your reservations now!

The site, Seton Catholic School (385 Pine St, Meadville, PA 16335) is wet, handicapped accessible, there is ample parking, and plenty of room to gather and for merchants. Meeting rooms will be available Location:
Shire of Riversedge (Meadville, Pennsylvania)

Amethyst Tourney videos online

Olafr reports that he has posted videos from the recent Amethyst Tourney in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on Youtube.

Former Ice Dragon event site moving to Georgia

Dagonell reports that St. Gerard's Church in Buffalo, New York, former site of AEthelmearc's popular Return of the Ice Dragon event, will be moved to Norcross, Georgia (USA).

Hunter's Moon photos online

Katriona reports that photos from the recent Hunter's Moon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc are now available to view online.

[AET] Sterlynge Schola

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Let the word go forth that the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola on January 17, 2009 at the Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St, Binghamton NY.

The Site opens to the populace at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm. We are planning classes from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch at noon. Anyone found still lingering in the halls or classrooms after 6:00 p.m. may be pressed into service for site clean up. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

AEthelmearc Fall 2008 Crown Tourney photos online

Maria Christina de Cordoba reports that photos taken by Alaxandair at the recent AEthelmearc Crown Tournament are now online.

Juliana Delamare to be elevated in AEthelmearc

THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua reports that at a recent Royal Court, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to her Ladyship, Juliana Delamare in recognition of her skill in the art of weaving.

Maynard and Liadain new Heirs to AEthelmearc

William Freskyn Murray reports that Maynard Von Dem Steine defeated Malcolm MacEoghainn in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

[AET] Amethyst Invitational Tourney

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As it once was, so it shall be again. Once there were Glorious Tournaments whereupon one and all gathered and took witness of the sword clash upon a noble list. It is in that spirit that we wish to make known of a great Emprise where all fighters and non fighters may pay witness to the great acts of prowess and renown.

It is upon the first day of November in the borders of the Debatable Lands in our Glorious Kingdom of Aethelmearc that the Amethyst Invitational Tourney will have a call to arms to all Knights, Esquires, and gallant men and women of arms throughout the Kingdom to perform chivalrous deeds of prowess and courtesy. Location:
Barony of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting VI

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its sixth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 14-16, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 15th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaldr Frithsamr. Head cook Aurora Nicola will be providing an Icelandic feast. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

[AET]Fasching

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Fun, Festivities, Fabulous Performances and Fantastic Feasting? Are these the type of things that interest you? Come celebrate the start of the Fifth Season with the Barony of Endless Hills at Fasching! This year the event is located at the Wright Township Firemen’s Association Hall located at 477 S. Main Road in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The activities planned for the day is an array of Performing Arts to include a Bardic Competition, Dancing, Silver Tongued Devil, and Theatrical performances. There will be a prize tourney, weather permitting, for both heavy & rapier fighters. Armor inspection will start at 10am. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mountain Top, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Fifth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium

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Greetings, all, from the autocrat and staff of the upcoming Fifth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium! Below are supplemental announcements related to the event. We hope that you will forward this message far and wide, so that it will be of best service to all who may benefit.

MARK THE DATE! November 7-10, 2008 at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (15 minutes from Cooper's Lake). Updated announcements and class listings will be posted on our web page, www.cooksandbards.aethelmearc.org

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Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA

Sad farewell to Duke Morguhn Sheridan

AEthelmearc, the East Kingdom, and friends from other kingdoms are in sorrow at the passing of Duke Morguhn Sheridan, known modernly as John Charles Glenn, who has died after falling from a roof.

[AET] Heralds' & Scribes' Collegium

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Oyez! Oyez! Attention all scribes and heralds of the noble Kingdom of AEthelmearc! The Shire of Misty Highlands is pleased to welcome you all to attend this winter's Heralds' & Scribes' Collegium. Many scribal arts and heraldic classes will be offered and opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge will abound.

If you would like to teach a scribal arts class, please contact Hrefna fru'ikona (Raven Fagelson) at hreafnN@yahoo.com. If you would like to teach a heraldry class, please contact Baron Fridrikr Tomasson, Keystone Herald (Tom Ireland-Delfs) at fridrikr@thescorre.org. Classes will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break at noon. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Fairmont, West Virginia)

[AET] Veternaetur

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As the seasons turn cooler we look to celebrate Veturaetur (otherwise known as Winter Nights), the Norse harvest festival. Join us for a day of All Things Viking and enjoy the last games before retiring to your longhouse for the cold months ahead.

We'll be culling our herds and devouring the crops that won't keep, so join us for a scrumptous feast prepared by Reyni-Hrefna. A proper Viking feast is planned. If you have any Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

[AET] Archers to the Wald

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The Canton of Steltonwald invites one and all to come and fling your arrows and other sharp pointy objects at this year's Archers to the Wald. Many of the well-known marshals of our Kingdom including many Scarlet Guard members will be running various ranges throughout the day, including several roving, novelty and long distance ranges.

There will even be some archery classes offered. Many of the Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (New Brighton, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Have Fun Storming the Castle

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Come one, come all to our castle! Hang your banner high in the great hall at the Hael's castle! Our event is to be held at Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, New York, 14150. Yes this is a new site, a must see.

The site is open at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The autocrat is Mistress Gillian Llywellyn of Ravenspur gillianhartner@hotmail.com). Our new and upcoming feastocrat is Lord Constantine Blackhart. If you have dietary questions please email him at sginter@roadrunner.com Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Tonawanda, New York)

Videos of archers, battles and entertainers from Pennsic 37 online

THL Cetach Fitzgibbon of the Shire of Hunter's Home has posted several videos from Pennsic 37 including archery, battles and entertainers around the marketplace.