Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

[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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

[AET] Scribes, Fighters & Fencers

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Oh My. What a combo. Scribes come and work on your current projects or learn from some of the Kingdom's finest scribes. In attendance will be Mistress Antoinette de la Croix, Mistress Kris Gilibari, THL Gianna di Auriolo to name a few. For the Fighters and Fencers we have some fun things planned. New fighters and fencers this is the last scheduled event where you can authorize for Pennsic. We will have the marshals available and the appropriate paperwork. Location:
Shire of Gryffyn's Keep (Murrysville, Pennsylvania)

Liam St. Laim's photos from Melee Madness

Master Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from Melee Madness in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

[AET] Pax Interruptus

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The ground beneath us trembles ever increasingly with the rhythmic marching of armored feet approaching our sylvan borders. The impending threat of War looms on AEthelmearc's horizon. It is time once again to declare a Pax Interruptus, and summon the noble forces of scarlet to gather in preparation.

Thescorre's valiant Baron Eric along with steadfast Baroness Katja, invite all to journey to these industrious lands. Their Excellencies joyously welcome, on behalf of Khan Khalek, all who would train with resolute vigor, striving to hone to a fine edge, each warrior's skills of battle for the coming fight in defense of this glorious Kingdom. Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Caledonia, New York)

[AET] Fall Crown Tournament

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The Barony of Blackstone Mountain will host this years Fall Crown Tournament the weekend of October 4th, 2008. The event site is Hawk's Nest State Park, Route 60, WV (no street address). We will greet the day's visitors at 9AM with gracious hospitality befitting the day. Visitors caught on our lands after 10PM will be pressed into labor mining our black stones!

Hawk's Nest State Park
http://www.hawksnestsp.com Location:
Barony of Blackstone Mountain

[AET] Battlements and Berserkers

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Oyez, oyez! Fighters of AEthelmearc, our scouts bring word of a hoard of mercenary troops massing across the North Bridge. Their intention is not yet known, but their weapons can nott be for peaceful negotiation. Gather one and all, and help us repel these attackers back across the bridge they crossed on. And after, celebrate the glory of the day with feast and tales of battle.

The day’s activities will include the Wyntersett Guardian Tourney, a Bear-Pit Tourney, an open-field melee, and the main battle upon the bridge. Also planned, a wine & mead making demonstration, and an A&S expo, both organized by our minister of Arts and Science Vito the destroyer (Steve Genovese, vitothedestroyer@hotmail.com). So finish up those Pennsic projects and enter them in the expo. Location:
Shire of Wyntersett (Clayton, New York)

[AET] Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice XXVI

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The Dominion invites you to attend our 26th Annual Summer War Practice on Myrkfaelinn's Icelandic Cayuga Seashore by the Waterfall Fjord at the Camp Barton Boy Scout Camp in Trumansburg, NY.

The site is so beautiful that we have returned to fight off invaders. Come help us defend it or try to win it from us. We welcome all Fighters, Fencers, Archers, and Thrown Weapons users. Please note there is no indoor space for martial activities. Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Trumansburg, New York)

[AET] Viking Village Demo VIII

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Calling all Vikings! It's time once again to set up our Viking Village at the Annual Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival. We would love to have as many people as possible join us in celebrating all things Viking!

This year we continue to work toward having more hands on Viking age activities and demonstrations. There will be prizes for best period display and best Viking garb.

Festival Website: Location:
Shire of Heronter (Jamestown, New York)

Peers made in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court at AEthelmearc War Practice, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn elevated Constance Waite to the Order of the Pelican, and placed Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir on vigil for the Order of the Laurel.

A birth in AEthelmearc

Lord Calvert reports that Emma, third child of Sir Matthias Sean Cameron and his wife Averill was born May 9, 2008 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

AEthelmearc Spring 2008 Crown Tourney video on YouTube

Olafr has posted video of the finals of the Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on YouTube.

[AET] Melee on the Mount

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The call goes out from the Mount for those who feel they are strong enough to be Warlords and lead troops into the frenzy of the Melee and those that would follow their leader into battle, to present themselves on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the North Strabane Township Park, Quail Acres Pavilion, 1929 Route 519 South, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

Sponsored by the Shire of Kings Crossing, the site opens at 10 AM and closes Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)

Christopher and Morgen new Heirs to AEthlemearc Throne

Madinia reports that Sir Christopher Rawlyns was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Christopher was fighting for Her Excellency Morgen of Rye.

[AET] Spring Thing IX

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Long ago in the Barony of St. Swithin's Bog, upon a section of land once called the Western Border, a tradition began known as Spring Thing at which the Barony and all her family and friends gathered to dispel the winter's cobwebs and celebrate the return of Spring! Join us this year for the 9th Annual Spring Thing Event hosted by the Canton of Westland Mor!

Spring Thing and the 7 Pearls Fencing Tourney Location:
Canton of Westland Mor (Stahlstown Pennsylvania)

AEthelmearc Coronation photos online

Barbary Rose of Endless Hills has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on her Flickr account.