Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Regional Dance Practice

description:
Angels Keep is pleased to be able to host the next regional dance practice on Sunday, December 3, 2006 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)

5th Annual Day at the Medieval Faire Demo

description:
The Shire of Kings Crossing is proud to announce that it will be having its 5th Annual Day at the Faire Demo, which will be held from 11:00 until 5:00 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the Washington Mall in Washington, PA.

You may have heard about our previous demos, and this one should prove to be even larger than in the past, since we will have more space to hold this demo (almost the whole mall). We will be Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Washington, Pennsylvania)

Arts on Display at the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

Garry and Pamela Dick of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc shared their bookbinding skills recently at the Tavern on the Edge of the Kingdom event in Barboursville, West Virginia. The event was covered by Rachel Gensler for the Herald-Dispatch.

Pitt Students Gather for "Medieval Experiences"

Sarah Kaufman of the Pitt News learned much about recreating the Middle Ages recently when she paid a visit to members of the Pitt Medieval Interest Group and the Society for Creative Anachronism as they gathered for a fighter practice on a November afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Yule in the Highlands

description:
The Shire of Misty Highlands invites one and all to the Quiet Dell Community Center for a day of merriment and social gathering. Weather permitting heavy weapons, fencing, and thrown weapons will be taking place outside. If warmer indoor activities are more inviting to your palette, we'll be having a regional scriptorium, games, and a pot luck feast starting at 5pm. This is a time to get to know your neighbors, meet many new faces, and catch up with your old friends. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Fairmont, West Virginia)

Home is a Castle in AEthelmearc

Lady Elizabeth reports that Byron and Ariella recently hosted a small event at their own personal castle which they built themselves. Photos online.

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

description:
The chill winds from the North are beginning to blow us on the Journey home and as ye travel from the far reaches of the Kingdom a rumor can be heard far and wide of the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge.

Again this year the Tavern opens its doors to visitors. Hosts Ian Duenbreck and Lord John MacPherson of Badenoch bid you all welcome. Renowned Chef Lord Bressil MacCulloch is heating his pots as we speak and a full menu will be Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

Ice Dragon

description:
The Ice Dragon is Coming! The Ice Dragon is Coming!! Run, don’t walk, to you nearest phone, mail box, or computer and find out how to have the best March 17, 2007 of your lives.

That’s right good gentles, The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael is proud to present for the 29th consecutive year, the one! The only! The Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon!

Well to put it briefly, Ice Dragon is the premier A&S, one of the largest Heavy, and finest fencing event within the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Hamburg New York)

Investiture Barony of Endless Hills

description:
It was a dark and stormy night... err wait, no it was a moist night... No that's been taken too.... The fjords are full, the drakkar are ready, and the seas look calm and smooth. It's time to see the Vikings come back to power in these Endless Fjords (err Hills) So pack away your sheep, for .... Ulrich is about to be sat upon his chair, given a coronet upon his head, and a stout Meade in his horn. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mountain Top, Pennsylvania)

Kings Crossing Fall Festival

description:
The Shire of Kings Crossing would like to invite everyone to join us November 11, 2006. We are celebrating our 2nd Birthday with a fantastic Fall Festival (Yes, we are entering our terrible twos-can we get any worse?). A full day of activities is planned. There is something for everyone! We will have both a Heavy Weapons Tournament, and a Fencing Tournament that will challenge and refine your skills. Artisans please come and join our Arts and Sciences display. Show the world the amazing talents within our beloved kingdom. Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Washington, Pennsylvania)

Yule

description:
Yuletide, in the Year of Our Lord 1396…the Turks have ended the pretensions of the French and the Last Crusade. The Barony of Delftwood is subdued, hushed and waiting for news when….Sweeping through the door on a blast of wind and snow comes our Baron’s Beloved Eldest Son, home safe from the Holy Lands!

“Father, I have returned! Guess what followed me home and…can I keep them???” Location:
Canton Of Angels Keep (Auburn New York)

Years’ End Tourneys and Championships

description:
We invite one and all to a full day of Tournaments and Competitions – Heavy Weapons, Fencing, Equestrian Arts, Thrown Weapons, Archery, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic Performance - all will be put to the test, with special awards for Tourney/Competition winners, and the naming of the Endless Hills’ Baronial Champions!

The Tournaments and Competitions are open to all, but the Baronial Champions will be selected from Barony members who compete. Inspections for all competitions begin promptly at 8:30 AM! New—The Barony of Endless Hills Cooking Guild is sponsoring a Cooking Challenge! Contact Mistress Euriol of Lothian (Cassandra Baldassano) at euriol@epix.net for information! New! Hound Coursing has been arranged! Contact Lord Stefan Legas at stefanlegas57@earthlink.net for information! Brewers and Vintners – Come compete in the Brewer’s Guild Competition! Four categories – Beers and Ales, Wines, Cordials, and Non-Alcoholic! Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Dalton, Pennsylvania)

Hallowtide II

description:
As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change we, in the Shire of Blackwater, invite the Glorious Populace of Aethelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm.

As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting IV

description:
The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fourth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 10-12 (a week earlier than usual), at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 11th 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. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at 1PM on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

Zombie walk at Monroeville Mall sets record

This week's Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attracted 894 people to try to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever zombie gathering.

AEthlemearc Crown Tourney Videos on YouTube

Michael Alewright has posted videos from the recent Crown Tounrey in the Kingdom of AEthlemearc on YouTube. The albums include the final bouts between Prince Rurik and Magnus Tindal.

AEthelmearc 12th Night

description:
The Shire of Hartstone cordially invites the populace of our glorious Kingdom to revel in mid-winter bliss at Aethelmearc's Kingdom 12th Night celebration!

This event will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Wellsville Elementary School, 98 School Street in Wellsville, NY 14895. Further information can be obtained through co-autocrats, Lady Renata the posh rot (Karen Finnemore ladyren@gmail.com ) and Lady Eowyn Swiftlere (Carrie French eoswiftlere@yahoo.com ) The full event announcement can also be found online at people.alfred.edu/~kaf3 and on the Shire calendar at www.shireofhartstone.org. Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Wellsville, New York)

Clothing Collegium

description:
Do you want new garb? Does your armor need an update? Perhaps you just want to share and learn? Classes are being formed for armor, leather, needlework, hats, menswear, and ladieswear: clothing and accessories.

Site opens at 9 am; classes begin at 10 am at the Lyndonviklle central School: 25 Housel Ave., Lyndonville, NY 14098. The event fee is $5.00. Lunch is included. There is no feast. Some classes will have supply fees. Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Lyndonville, New York)

Rurik & Angelik New Heirs to AEthelmearc

Marguerite reports that "His Sylvan Highness Rurik did prevail for Her Sylvan Highness Angelik" in the October 14, 2006 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of AEthlemearc.

Inter-Kingdom Exchange List Created

Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir has announced the creation of the Inter-Kingdom Exchange, a Yahoo group to share information and resources across the Kingdoms of AEthelmearc, Atlantia and the East.

3rd Annual Festival of the Wickerman

description:
Come Join the Barony of Blackstone Mountain in this our 3rd celebration of the Festival of the Wickerman. It will be held on Saturday November 4, 2006 at the Jackson County Fair Grounds, 7204 Route 62 Cottageville WV 25239.

Event site will open at 10:00 am and close 12:00 pm. All those who wish to stay later will pressed into service for clean up.

We have a day filled with activities for all. Classes will be offered. Location:
Barony of Blackstone Mountain (Cottageville West Virginia)

Rhydderich Hael Masked Ball

description:
Thirty years ago, a tall warrior strode out of the wilds of Fredonia. Stopping at the shore of the great Erie Lake, she saw that it was good. So, did Morgan Elandris make the Rhydderich Hael her home. And having no further concern, she and her companions sought adventure in the East. Many wars and feuds did Morgan fight. Honor and fear were heaped upon her name and, in time, she became a Baroness by her own hand.... But that's a different story. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Buffalo, New York)

Tuscany in Autumn

description:
The populace of the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn, most mindful of the throes of winter, do invite you to join us in celebrating the bounty of the summer's crop in the manner of our friends in fair Tuscany. Dance, feast, fight and game with us as we pick from the finest of the crop and sing enough cheer into our hearts to last us till the days grow long once more.

Our site at the 4H Acres holds land for many diversions, a hall for Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

AEthelmearc Crown List Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

AEthelmearc Crown Tournament

description:
The Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog is honored and pleased to announce that in the ancient traditions handed down from the distant and venerable Western Kingdom, a Grand Tournament will be held within the Barony's borders to secure the proper and rightful lineage of the Royal Sylvan AEthelmearc Crown.

A Grand Banquet to celebrate the day's victorious new Heirs to the Mighty Sylvan throne will be masterfully crafted by Don Iago Benetiz and Don Bastiano di Iacopo. Location:
Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog (Jennerstown, Pennsylvania)

Equestrian Boot Camp

description:
The Shire of Stormsport is proud to announce that it will be hosting an Equestrian Boot Camp on Saturday, November 18th from 11 AM until we "boot" people (and horses) out.

This somewhat stripped down version of last year's Horses, Hawks and Hounds will be focused on three things: Training/authorizing groundsmen, getting riders authorized and getting Marshals-in-Training trained. It is our sincerest hope that we have candidates for all three Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Waterford, Pennsylvania)

Castle Schola

description:
An exciting scribal and textile arts schola is being held at the newly constructed Branstetter-McCandless Castle at 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford, PA 15090 on November 4 from 10 am to 10 pm. Several of the classrooms will be in the castle towers or the Great Hall. A feast by Margaret MacFee will be served in the Great Hall and galleries. Great Hall seating will be available for on-board only.

Fees are on board Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Wexford, Pennsylvania)

THL Caitlin Deirdre of Errelynn passes

THL Caitlin Deirdre of Errelynn, mka Deirdre Shaw, passed away early Saturday morning, September 23rd, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her parents and her dog Shaina.

HallowTide II

description:
As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change, we, in the Incipient Shire of Blackwater, under the sponsorship of the Shire of Heronter, invite the Glorious Populace of AEthelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm. As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in the air, knowing that the winter storms are to soon break upon us, gather with us to feast and listen to the tales of old. Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Summer's End Photos Online

Katriona of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has posted an album of photos from the Canton of Beau Fleuve's recent Summer's End event.