Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Gode Cookery comes to YouTube

Master Hogge de Watlynge (aka Master Huen Damebrigge of Gode Cookery) has created a YouTube channel with videos relating to "Medieval & Renaissance food, cookery, feasts, and related subjects."

Brass Ring Thing VII

description:
Once again, good gentles, do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carousel and to give aide to the good gentles of the Herschell Carousel Museum. As always, this is a FREE event to all SCAdians who attend in garb and troll in. The day will be full of entertainment, pageantry, arts, games, food and tournaments in Heavy Weapons, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Fencing and, yes, Equestrian. Period dogs under their owner’s control, are welcome. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael & Canton of Beau Fleuve (North Tonawanda, New York)

Duncan and Ilish new heirs to AEthelmearc

Posted by Hrólfr on the Legio Draconis website are the results of the May 5, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The winner was THL Duncan Von Halstern, inspired by Baroness Ilish O'Donavan.

SCA joins Harry Potter group for Red Nose charity event

Take a bunch of Harry Potter fans, add some local SCA members, a few Monty Python Society afficionatos and, for good measure, throw in belly dancers and what do you get? A recipe for an entertaining evening as students of Penn State University found out recently during Red Nose Day. Leslie Finlay has the story.

AEthelmearc War Practice XVIII

description:
It is time again to prepare for the upcoming War, and to properly prepare. The Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for our War Practice XVIII.

We will be meeting once again at Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The event will run from noon on Thursday May 17, 2007 through Sunday May 20, 2007 at 3:00 pm. Troll will close on Saturday at 3 pm; Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

AEthelmearc Coronation photos

Thorpe has posted a large album of photos from the recent Spring 2007 Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Future Queen of AEthelmearc born

Christopher and Morgen, recently King and Queen of AEthelmearc, have announced that Their daughter, Josephine Helen Nesbit, was born April 19, 2007.

AEthelmearc Crown Tournament combatants announced

Countess Caryl Olesdatter, Seneschal for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts who plan to take part in the upcoming AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.

Viking Village VI

description:
Calling all Vikings! It's time once again to set up our Viking Village at the Annual Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival. The Scandinavian Studies Program of Jamestown, New York has invited us back for their Sixth Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival. We have been asked to set up an as authentic as possible Viking encampment. This year the festival director has expressed the desire for a larger SCA presence at the festival. We would love to have as many people as possible join us in this celebration of all things Viking. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Jamestown, New York)

One elevated, one vigiled in AEthelmearc Court

Giulietta da Venezia, Reporting Herald, reports that at the Canterbury Tales event in Their Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Their Majesties, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, elevated one citizen to the Order of the Pelican and placed another on vigil for the Order of the Laurel.

AEthelmearc Spring Crown Tournament

description:
Spring is in the air and it's time determine who our fair kingdom's next heirs shall be! The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all to Crown Tournament held at Camp Amahami (a Girl Scout camp), Page Pond Road (no street number), Deposit, New York 13754, on May 4-6 2007. Gates will open at 6 pm on Friday and close at noon on Sunday. There are not a lot of nearby hotels or restaurants, but there is a *lot* of room for camping, and GS tents with cots in them will be *all over* the place. There is one hill, but the site is otherwise handicapped accessible. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Deposit, New York)

Ice Dragon photos online

Meg the Mad reports that she has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos were taken by her lord husband Leonardo of Sunderoak.

Blackwater Hunt

description:
Come one, come all to the first ever Blackwater Hunt! On September 22, the Shire of Blackwater will hold the first annual Blackwater Hunt at Rock City Part in Olean, NY. The day will be filled with all things hunting archery, thrown weapons, atl-atl.

After a sideboard lunch (plenty of picnic space) the truly brave will depart on a dangerous boar hunt among the rocks! Evening will feature a feast, baric circle and dance it is discreetly damp... The site is partially handicapped accessible. Watch the next AEstel for more information! Contact the Autocrat Lord Nugg (mka Russell Chamberlain) at lordnugg@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns. If you would like to teach a hunt related class or help martial archery. Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Alienor Russeal elevated in AEthelmearc

Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, recently elevated Alienor Russeal to the Order of the Laurel. The elevation took place at the College of Three Ravens in the Barony of Thescorre.

Defenders Tourney

description:
The Shire of Sylvan Glen is holding its annual event - the Defenders of Sylvan Glen July 6-8.

There will be heavy fighting! There will be rapier duels (a "pearls and swine" if enough brave souls enter)! There will be youth fighting! There will be thrown weapons of all sorts! There will be an archery contest (if I can find someone willing to be the archery Marshall)! All martial activities are "tourney" style (up to each marshall to devise what kind of tourney he would like to Marshall, within the combat rules of AEthelmearc), with pick-up fights after the tourney. There will be prizes galore - including $10.00 gas cards to each winner in the above categories. Not to mention, the winning heavy fighter, rapier contestant, and each youth fighter will receive commerative wooden long swords. The Thrown weapons winner receives a ceremonial knife. Archery prize to be determined when I have an archery Marshall. ***A&S*** = In order to encourage more A&S projects, we are offering a $35.00 SCA gift certificate (good for a 1 year membership), to the winner of our A&S competition. The theme is - Medieval Monsters, and Bestiary Beasts. All youth A&S participants will receive a token of participation. AND classes - right now we only have one fine offering - a basketry class, material cost $5.00, taught by the renown Beth of Sylvan Glen. Last year we offered an entire tract of scribal activities, so be looking for scribal arts to be featured at this event. For the entertainment of our youth, we offer a periodish fishing kit (a stick, a string, a hook, and some worms). To be used with parental supervision only! There is a fishing pond at the site. In WV, all fisher persons under the age of 15, may fish without a license. If I can find a fishing marshall, we will organize a period fishing derby (I have permission). WV offers a one day fishing license., which can purchased on line for $15.00, or stop in at the Martinsburg Wal-Mart on your way to the event. A fine feast is in the final stages of planning by our own Joy of Sylvan Glen. Finally, come watch the hounds run, as a demo of coursing will be held (and a real competition held if enough dog people attend). Please see our website - Defenders of Sylvan Glen. or contact me, Marianna Molin di Salerno (also known as Noor or Nancy) at mariannamolindisalerno@yahoo.com Bardic competition - bring your best story, song, or poem. Winner will receive a $10.00 gift cert. from SCA and a $10.00 Sheetz card. Location:
(Martinsburg West Virginia)

"Seven Deadly Sins" photos online

Lady Barbary Rose of Endless Hills has posted photos from the recent Seven Deadlies event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Canterbury Tales Event

description:
Welcome good gentles and come rest yourself from your long winter's Journey at the "Chanticleer" Tavern. Where you can regale your fellow pilgrims and travelers with tales from far off lands as you enjoy our hearty tavern fare prepared by our own Margaret Makafee. If you wish just to pass a quiet day, there will be a selection of Tavern games you can play, or you might just sit and enjoy listening to the tales Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

AEthelmearc Spring Coronation

description:
Unto the populace of the glorious Kingdom of Æthelmearc we invite all to come to the Incipient Shire of Riversedge sponsored by the Shire of Stormsport for the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, and celebrate the legacy of King Christopher and Queen Morgen.

The coronation will be held on April 14th 2007 at Seton Catholic School, 385 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335. The site will open at 9am and will close Location:
Incipient Shire of Riversedge (Meadville, Pennsylvania)

A Day of Game(s)

description:
The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn extends an invitation to one and all to visit us for a day of game(s). There will be a variety of medieval board games for all to learn and play including the wee ones. There will be heavy fighting, boffers, and fencing (if we get a marshal). Also there will be some game to eat! Heavy fighting will take place at our wonderful indoor location, though the marshal might move some activities outdoors, weather permitting. There will be children's activities, dancing for all and a prize for whomever plays the most different games during the day (fighting/fencing does count)! Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Master Creature Twyne Dragon elevated in AEthelmearc

Giulietta da Venezia, Reporting Herald for Twelfth Night, reports that Their Majesties, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Æthelmearc invited Master Creature Twyne Dragon into the Order of the Pelican at the recent Twelfth Night celebration in the Shire of King's Crossing.

AEthelmearc Regional Weapons Muster

description:
The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn would like to invite all who wish to attend to a regional heavy weapons muster on Sunday, March 25. We've got the space for it, so we'll be practicing melee! Join us for the fun!

Time and location are the same as all of our fight practices during the academic year, Sunday, 1pm-5pm at Risley Hall's dining hall on the Cornell University campus. Directions can be Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event which took place in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Medieval Purim

description:
Come celebrate Purim with the good gentles of the Barony March of the Debatable Lands on Sunday, March 4 at the Branstetter-McCandless Castle, 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford PA, 15090. The site will open at noon and close at 8pm. There will be an all-day side-board of Jewish foods cooked by Mistress She'erah bat Shlomo from several cuisines (meal will be meat, non-dairy, and vegetarian-friendly). The site is wet. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)

Tournament of the White Hart

description:
The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the 11th annual Tournament of the White Hart, February 23 -25, 2007, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV, 25504). The event will feature the traditional heavy weapons tournament emphasizing love and chivalry. Other activities of the day will include fencing, an Arts and Sciences competition, children’s activities, and more. Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

Spring Bears Event

description:
The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on February 24th, 2007.

Activities this year will include heavy weapons as per normal, embroidery/blackwork classes, an Italian themed set of children events and medieval Dance.

This year's event will be held at the Erie Day School, of 1372 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16505. With the site opening at 9am am and closing at 9 pm. Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Regional Dance Practice

description:
Angels Keep is pleased to be able to host the next regional dance practice on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 607 North Seward Avenue, Auburn NY 13021, in the upstairs meeting room from 1- 5pm.

How to find us:
From Syracuse, take Rte 5 into Auburn. Make a left onto North Seward Ave (by the Taco Bell). The UU is a small red building on your right, just over the crest of the hill. Location:
Canton of Angels Keep (Auburn, New York)

Snowball Fight

description:
Welcome one and all to our Snowball Fight! Our event will be held at St John de LaSalle, 8469 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls NY 14304.

We will have Fencing, Fighting and Youth Fighting. A youth fencing demo will be held as well. Showers are available to those who partake in our festivities. We will also be having our famous LaMans A&S competition, all supplies will be available on site to create your entry, everyone is welcome to enter! Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Niagara Falls New York)

AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration

description:
The Shire of Sunderoak is honored to have been chosen to be your hosts as AEthelmearc celebrates its 10th anniversary as a Kingdom. Let all lords, ladies, barons and nobles of AEthelmearc and all other kingdoms know that the event will be held June 14-17, 2007 at Cooper's Lake Campground (205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057).

Fees will be as follows:
Adults - 3 nights $25; 2 nights $20; 1 night $15. Location:
Shire of Sunderoak (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

BMDL Baronial Twelfth Night

description:
As the cold winter has put nature to sleep, Yuletide brings forth the promise of days growing bigger and the grass awakening from its deep slumber. All and all a perfect time to come and rejoice with the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on its celebration of the Twelfth Night! Their Excellencies, Alonzio and Tatyana will hold their Baronial Court and her Excellency will also choose her Bardic Champion. There will be performances from the Debatable Choir, the Debatable Consort and I Genisii, dancing, a pillow fight (which has now become a 12th night tradition!), an A&S display (run by THL Odriana vander Brugghe, email at odriana@gmail.com) with a Yule theme, a fencing tournament, children activities, our Silent Auction and much more to be scheduled! Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Couple build fairy tale castle in Pittsburgh

SCAdians Char Branstetter and Cara McCandless longed to live their dream of owning a real castle, so they built one — in Pittsburgh! Patterned after Bodiam castle near Hastings in southern England, the structure includes wooden framing with a stone veneer.