Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Bards and Bows

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The Damp Dragon Inn has moved! The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the new Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 8, 2007. This event will be held at Camp Amahami, Page Pond Road (no number), in Sanford NY. Gentles who attended the Spring Crown Tournament in May will remember this beautiful site. The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 10:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting V

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fifth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 16-18, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 17th 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 Thorvaaldr Frirsverth. Head cook Aurora Nicola will be providing a Mongolian feast. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III

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Ahoy thare matey, set sail to the fair Shire of Port Oasis to join us for the Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III, Being held November 16th thru 18th, 2007, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Huntington WV 25705. The site opens 6:00 p.m. Friday, and closes 12 Noon on Sunday. Fighting, fencing, archery, A&S, gaming, treasure hunt, children’s activities and merchants are all planned. This year the Tavern will have a different theme, Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Huntington, West Virginia)

Wicker Man Festival

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The Barony of Blackstone Mountain would like to invite one and all to our 4th Annual Wicker Man Festival. Heavy Weapons Fighting along with Fencing, Archery and Thrown Weapons will be featured along with an Arts and Sciences competition and a wonderful feast. After dark we will burn the Wicker Man and have a Bardic Circle. Merchants are encouraged to attend and you will not be charged any fees besides the usual event fees. Location:
Barony of Blackstone Mountain (Cottageville, West Virginia)

Hunter's Moon

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The Shire of Hartstone would like to invite one and all to their annual event,Hunter's Moon on October 20th at the Andover Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box# 548 Kilbane Road, Andover, N.Y. 14806.

Site opens 9 a.m. and Closes 5 p.m. This Year's theme is a "Scadian Pentathlon" with; Archery, Thrown weapons, fencing,heavy weapons, and an A&S competition. Youth contests in all areas if enough interest.There will be a sideboard buffet from 12 noon till 4 p.m. with various foods. Merchants are welcome.This is a "Scadian Pentathlon" to test everyone's prowess. You can compete in as many events as we have, or if you prefer, stick with one all day. The Pentathlon winner will be the individual who score the most points.Each station will also have it's own tourney winner. Fun for all is to be had ! Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Andover, New York)

AEthelmearc Fall Coronation

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Unto the Populace of the Glorious Kingdom of AEthelmearc, we invite all to come to the Incipient Shire of Riversedge, sponsored by the Shire of Stormsport for the Coronation of Duncan and Ilish, and to celebrate the legacy of King Rurik and Queen Angelik.

Coronation will be held on September the 15th at St. Anthonys Catholic Church Social Hall, 165 Beach Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. The site opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. The site is Location:
Incipient Shire of Riversedge (Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania)

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. Several of the Scarlet Guard members have also agreed to make themselves available for one-on-one coaching, tips and techniques throughout the day. Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (New Brighton, Pennsylvania)

Siege of Glengary

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Last fall, the forces of Aethelmearc met the Atlantian hordes led by the Barony of Highland Foorde on the field of battle in a grand quest to retrieve the Sylver Apple of Sylvan Glen, the talisman that bestows bounty and prosperity on our shire. Led by our mighty King Christopher, fierce Queen Morgen, and the brave Defenders of the Glen, we emerged from the fray victorious.

Having settled this property dispute, the populace of Sylvan Glen had hoped for peaceful respite from the long years of uncertainty and war. For an all too brief moment, it looked as if tat peace might be realized, but that peace was placed in grave jeopardy as reports of bandits attacking Highland Foorde’s Western Road began to trickle in. As these attacks have become more brazen and frequent, the hope for peace between Sylvan Glen and Highland Foorde has become much dimmer. Location:
Barony of Highland Foorde & Shire of Sylvan Glen (Hedgesville, West Virginia)

Photos from Rhydderich Hael Champions Tourney

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent Court at Baronial Champions Tournament in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Aethelmearc).

Sylvan Glen draws crowds in West Virginia park

“It’s one of the few hobbies where we try to portray honor, chivalry, kindness and patience,” said Nancy Smith of the recent Ren Faire at the Poor house Farm Park in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Jillian E. Kesner of the Journal has the story.

Reminder: Do not take firewood to/from Pennsic War

Pennsic attendees are reminded not to bring firewood to or take it home from the event, due to a government-mandated quarantine of firewood transportation into and out of Butler County, where Cooper's Lake Campground is located.

Baroness Aelfra Long elevated at AEthlemearc Court

At the recent Bog Three Day Event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Baroness Aelfra Long to the order of the Pelican.

Blackwater Hunt

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As the war drums fade in the distance we look to the return of the ice dragon and find our larders empty. Come help us fill them. Bend your bow and raise your spear and help fell the wild beasts amongst the rocks.

Troll opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm on August 25

Site fee is $ 8 for adults and $ 5 for children and under 5 free as usual the nonmember surcharge of $ 3 will apply

Location:
Shire of Black Water (Bradford, Pennsylvania)

Regional Fight Practice

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The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle invites our friends and neighbors to join us for our weekly fight practice and picnic in Otsiningo Park on Sunday, July 15, 2007. This will be a very relaxed get together for fighting, eating and socializing with our friends.

We will begin gathering around noon, and will go until people are tired of fighting. Please come join us to share stories and swordplay. If you know of anyone who is interested in checking out SCA fighting for the first time, this will be the perfect opportunity. Please bring any loaner gear that you may have for newcomers. This will be in a beautiful public park, so there will probably be people wandering over to watch the fighting and maybe ask some questions. Garb is strongly encouraged. We will provide meats to cook on the grill ? hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages, as well as rolls, fixings, and ice. Please bring your picnic gear, a dish to pass, and drinks. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton , New York)

Earl Sir Bearengaer hinn Rauthi dies in AEthelmearc

Harken to these awful words, wail and rend your garments! Earl Sir Bearengaer hinn Rauthi has gone to his ancestors in Valhalla on this 9th day of July, A.S. XLII. Let all pay heed to to the passing of a mighty warrior and a person who enriched the Current Middle Ages.

Equestrian at AEthelmearc 10 Year

Barbary Rose of Endless Hills shares photos of equestrian activities at the recent 10 Year Celebration in the Kingdom of AEthlemearc.

Agincourt and Baronial Champions

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We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Lord Liam MacanTsaoir 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 day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)

Pirate Festival Parade

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A call goes out to every seafaring wench and buccaneer at heart to march and be noticed in the 11th Annual "Pirate Festival Parade" to be held on July 7th, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the town of Olcott, New York.

Here's a chance for all you fencers out there to show off your skills with a little swashbuckling action while jugglers can astound the crowd with your hand precision down the parade route. Not a fencer or juggler you say? Well not Location:
Olcott, New York

Elevations in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court at the Kingdom of AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Mistress Amaryllis Coleman to the Order of the Laurel for her work as a costumer.

Firewood quarantine affects Pennsic War site

A firewood quarantine imposed by Pennsylvania government officials will affect, among other areas, Butler County, which includes Cooper's Lake Campground where Pennsic War is held.

Summers End: A Sicilian Festival and Post Revel

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The Canton of Beau Fleuve invites you to take part in the Sicilian festival The "Pulio di Normani" celebrating the Normans invasion of Sicily. We offer a full day of tournaments, activities and atmosphere inspired by the festival as well as a post revel.

We don't want you leaving after feast; we want you to join us outside around the fire for a post revel. This is a celebration of the Sicilian, Norman and Moorish cultures so we call out to Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve, (Niagara Falls New York)

Women's Fighting Symposium

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As you can see, some of the most expert fighters in their forms have graciously offered to teach us. We would have asked them to address both tournament and melee combat and drills/exercises to help improve your fighting. Please come out and take advantage of this!

First, the schedule:

12 noon-1pm Sword and Shield by Duke Sir Malcom (and possibly Count Sir Andrew)
1-2pm Katana/Great Sword by Sir Ogami with Countess Morgen Location:
AEthelmearc (Wexford Pennsylvania)

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney photos

Ambrosius has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelemarc.

Shoote in the Wildwoods

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The Barony of Delftwood is happy to invite one and all to attend our Shoote in the Wildwoods and Archery extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:00PM on Friday August 31, 2007, and the site closes at 12:00 noon on Monday September 3, 2007.

At this event we will choose our new Baronial archery champion, as well as hold a tournament to decide the Seven Pearls archery champion. There will be Royal Rounds, Advancing man, Clout and Novelty Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Elbridge, New York)

Children's Event

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Children of the Knowne Worlde unite! Finally an event dedicated to you! No standing on the sidelines and watching the adults play, it's your turn!

Not walking yet? Join us for baby races! Preschoolers? Have fun playing our running games! School age? Teenagers? Don't think we've forgotten you. There will be Youth Boffer, Archery, A&S, and Bardic Competitions!

And if they promise to behave themselves and are under your direct Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Central Square, New York)

Baroness AElfra Long placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

At Their Court at AEthelmearc War Practice, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik called into Their Presence Baroness AElfra Long, Their Camp MOM, (which she explained stands for Mistress Of Mayhem) and offered her entry into the Most Noble Order of the Pelican.

AEthelmearc Academy

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The Shire of Misty Highlands is proud to host a day long of learning at the AEthelmearc AEcademy on June 23, 2007 at Salem International University, 234 West Main Street, Salem , WV . In addition to the many A&S classes you would expect to find, we are seeking classes on "SCA Life". There is also plenty of field for martial classes, so ready your weapons and skills. Teacher registration is now open & you may register here until June 8. Watch for class listings on the AEcademy website here. There will be an A&S display and a scribal backlog display with prizes, so bring your finest projects to share. In addition, we'll also be hosting an "Ask a Laurel" table, so make sure you bring your questions. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Salem, West Virginia)

Defenders of Sherwood VII

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The Shire of Misty Highlands once again challenges all to join us for battle and competition in the forests of Sherwood. This year Robin and his band will boldly face the Sheriff's forces in scenic Sherwood Forest, where they will attempt to best each other in contests of rapier, archery and full armored engagements on the field with combat archery. Of course the merry men will also offer thrown weapons, an A&S display, a scribal tea, rapier woods battles, plus a medieval Italian feast created by Don Anias Fenne. The evenings will also see bardic activities, drumming, and dancing. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Ellamore, West Virginia)

Regional Fight Practice

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The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle invites our friends and neighbors to join us for our weekly fight practice and picnic in Otsiningo Park on Sunday, July 15, 2007. This will be a very relaxed get together for fighting, eating and socializing with our friends.

We will begin gathering around noon, and will go until people are tired of fighting. Please come join us to share stories and swordplay. If you know of anyone who is interested in checking out SCA fighting for the first time, this will be the perfect opportunity. Please bring any loaner gear that you may have for newcomers. This will be in a beautiful public park, so there will probably be people wandering over to watch the fighting and maybe ask some questions. Garb is strongly encouraged. We will provide meats to cook on the grill – hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages, as well as rolls, fixings, and ice. Please bring your picnic gear, a dish to pass, and drinks. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton , New York)

Melee Madness

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Madness in the form of battle fever has once again descended upon the Barony of Endless Hills! The Barony invites all to join us as Melee Madness returns with the classic Warlord tourney and five man melee team combat. Enjoy a day of melee combat in preparation for Pennsic.

A Gold Chain Tournament will be hosted by Earl Sir Yngvar the Dismal and Sir Murdoch Bayne. For the fencers, there will also be a fencing "Armor-as-Worn" tourney and a Warlord tourney. For both the heavy and fencing Warlord tournaments all are invited/requested to bring along something to place in the Warlord's treasure chest. Sir Murdoch humbly asks that participants in the Warlord’s tournament refrain from using duct tape or pads as their submission to the Warlord chest. Torch lit fencing will also be held, weather permitting. In addition to heavy fighting and fencing, there will also be archery, youth combat and thrown weapons available. A number of A&S classes will be held as well. Location:
Canton of Riverouge (Clifford, Pennsylvania)