Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Spring Bears Event

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The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 3rd, 2007.

Activities this year will include heavy weapons as per normal, more activities to be announced later.

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 9 am and closing at 9 pm, there will be something for everyone. A gymnasium floor will Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Sterlynge Schola

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Let the Word go forth from the Industrious (and Insane) Shire of Sterlynge Vayle that once again we will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street in the Mundane City of Binghamton, NY.

Unlike past Scholas, this one will be in the Dead Time of late January--Specifically January 27, 2007 CE.

The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the site will close at 6:00 PM. Anyone found wandering the Halls and Corridors will be enthralled by Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

Academy of St. Julian

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Saint Julian, the patron saint of minstrels and wandering musicians, was known for offering hospitality to weary travelers. This winter, in the same tradition, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands welcomes you in from the cold for a day of music and dance!

This event will be a music and dance schola, featuring classes on a variety of musical subjects, as well as dance instruction. In addition, there will be musical performances including an appearance Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

College of Three Ravens

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The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce The College of Three Ravens to be held on February 24, 2007, at the Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY (phone: 315-597-9171). The hall opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. The site is very dry, non-smoking & all flames must be enclosed. The site is not handicapped accessible.

The College theme for this year is: "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages". Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Palmyra, New York)

West Virginia family finds SCA fun together

In Barboursville, West Virginia, the archery interest of one child led the entire family to discover the SCA, and now they're thoroughly hooked! The Herald-Dispatch sent reporter Rachel Gensler, who did a nice feature story on the family and the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge event in AEthelmearc.

Regional Dance Practice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)