Kingdom of Æthelmearc

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

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

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)


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


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,

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

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 If you would like to teach a heraldry class, please contact Baron Fridrikr Tomasson, Keystone Herald (Tom Ireland-Delfs) at 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

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

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

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 Our new and upcoming feastocrat is Lord Constantine Blackhart. If you have dietary questions please email him at 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.

[AET] Agincourt

We invite one and all to join us for our third annual celebration of the feast of Saint Crispin! Our event is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy Saint Crispin’s Day, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI.

The many fights to be had throughout the day will sate Fighter and Fencers alike. For the fencers, your day will begin with a melee on an hourglass shaped field; you will later fight the Tavern Brawl as well as a Fencing Tourney. For the Heavy Fighters, you have many battles ahead of you, all with combat archery. The Heavy Tavern Brawl will take place in the afternoon, hand weapons only please. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Archers to the Wald

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 archery 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 may even be some archery classes offered.

Members of the Scarlet Guard have agreed to make themselves available Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (New Brighton, Pennsylvania)

Two from AEthelmearc elevated at Pennsic 37

Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc elevated two of Their citizens, Baroness Ekaterina Volkova and Daedez of the Moritu (Baroness Daedra McBeth a Gryphon) at Their Court at Pennsic 37.

Pennsic 37 A&S Exhibit photos online

Rhiannon y Bwa has posted an album of over 300 photos from the A&S Exhibit at Pennsic 37 on her Flickr website.

[AET] Michaelmas

Summer will soon be gone and the cool breezes of Autumn will be upon us. Celebrate the time of the harvest at Michaelmas with the Shire of Hunter's Home on September 6th 2008 at Camp Nazareth (339 Pew Road, Mercer, PA 16137). This site is handicap accessible.

Michaelmas was the time for beginning new leases, rendering your accounts and paying your annual dues. The reeve of the land would move among the populous to keep watch over the work and to assure that production was up to expectations. Traditionally this holiday was symbolized with "glofe, gees, and gyngeuer." The glove represented the open-handedness and generosity of the lord of the village, eating goose gave good luck in the coming year, and ginger was believed to provide protection against infection. Location:
Shire of Hunter's Home (Mercer, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Hideaway Homecoming

The Forests of Hornwood hold many dangerous animals on four feet...and on two. After the war, fleeing mercenaries and defeated warriors infiltrate our shire, pillaging what spoils they can find and causing great scenes of discord. Join with us, The Shire of Hornwood, on September 6th from 9am until 8pm in our efforts to clear out the rabble and fill our larders for the coming winter. The promise of great rewards awaits you at our Hideaway Homecoming! Location:
Shire of Hornwood (Brockport Pennsylvania)

SCAdians have field day in Auburn, New York

Members of the Canton of Angel's Keep (Kingdom of AEthelmearc) in Auburn, New York recently helped program coordinator Rebecca McLaurin teach kids at Booker T. Washington Center learn all about the Middle Ages when the Center held its annual Field Day. Jason Gabak of the The Citizen had the story.

[AET] Bards and Bows

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the new Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 6, 2008. This event will be held at Camp Amahami, 434 Page Pond Road, in Sanford NY. This is the same beautiful site where Barony Wars is held.

The site opens at 8:00 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. To encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the full day's activities, there will be a pancake and egg breakfast for a small charge from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)

Darter's photos of Siege of Harlech Castle online

Byron and Ariella report that Lord Darter has posted some amazing photos from the Siege of Harlech Castle event which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Pax Interruptus photos online

Katriona has posted photos from Pax Interruptus which took place recently in the Barony of Thescorre, Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Bridgette Kelly MacLean elevated to Laurel in AEthelmearc

At the evening Court of Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn held at AEthelmearc AEcademy in the Shire of Coppertree (Kingdom of AEthelmearc) on June 21, 2008, Bridgette Kelly MacLean was invited into the Order of the Laurel.

[AET] Harvest Raid XV

The good folk of Heronter invite everyone to join them October 10 - 12, 2008 for their 15th annual Harvest Raid! We are thrilled to host three Royal Championships! -- Heavy Weapons, Archery, & Thrown Weapons.

As is tradition, we are privileged to have access to the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp on Route 430 (no street address) in Bemus Point, New York on beautiful Chautauqua Lake.

The site will open at 5pm Friday afternoon and closes at noon on Location:
Shire of Heronter (Bemus Point, New York)

[AET] AEthelmearc Coronation

The Coronation of Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye will be held on September 20th in the Shire of Heronter. In addition to the Last Court of Khalek and Branwyn, and the Coronation and First Court of Christopher and Morgen, the day will include tournaments to select the new Rapier Champion, Youth Combat Champion, and a competition at which Christopher and Morgen will select their Arts and Sciences Champion. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Randolph, New York)

Queen Branwyn invites practioners of the Bardic Arts to perform at Pennsic

Fridrikr, Sylvan Bard of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc, reports that Her Majesty, Queen Branwyn is a lover of the bardic arts and invites "Bards, jongleurs, story-tellers, skalds, and others of the Bardic persuasion, to visit Aethelmearc Royal Encampment in the evenings at Pennsic to ply their trade!'

[AET] Central Region Fight Practice

On Saturday July 12, 2008 Count Duncan von Halstern and Countess Ilish O'Donovan will be hosting a regional fight practice on their newly acquired land, sponsored by the Shire of Stormsport (1219 Lake St. Lake City, Pa 16423).

The days activities will start at 10am and end around 6pm. Please feel free to bring your day shades and a picnic lunch, water and gatorade will be provided. Although we will not be having children's activities, we have a large back yard for playing in. Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Lake City, Pennsylvania)

AEthlemearc War Practice Artisan's Forum Pictures online

Odriana vander Brugghe has posted an album of photos from the Artisan's Forum at the recent AEthelmearc War Practice.

[AET] Children's Event

Children of the Knowne Worlde unite! This event is dedicated to you! No standing on the sidelines and watching the adults play, it's your turn! There will be Youth Boffer, A&S, Heraldry and Bardic Competitions, as well as classes/activities for all ages! There will be a modest dayboard throughout the day, and no feast. AND, because they were SO WELL BEHAVED last year, under your direct supervision we will allow your parents and guardians to accompany you throughout the day. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Camillus, New York)