Aethelmearc

Kingdom of Æthelmearc

3rd Annual Festival of the Wickerman

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Agincourt Event

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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 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)

New Peers Made at Pennsic

The Pennsic Independent reported on a number of peerages offered and accepted at this year's Pennsic War.

"Unforgettable I Do's" Include SCAdian Wedding

Sarika Jagtiani of the Associated Press looks at themed weddings including that of one couple, Diana Stoughton and Andrew Hazen, who met at the Pennsic War and married at AEthelmearc War Practice.

SCAdians Help Kids Find a Treasure in Books

Visitors to Marion Library in Newark, N.Y. were treated to several educational programs presented by members of the Barony of Thescorre in AEthelmearc.

Delftwood Championship Event

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It's time once again to choose among the battle hardened fighters to see who the fiercest, strongest, and most honorable of them may be. As Lord Conrad MacCallum wearily steps down from his appointed place, he searches for a worthy replacement. Who will it be? Will it be the savvy and deadly Sir Yngvar, Earl Aethelmearc or the good natured Olafr Thorvardarson? Perhaps our young Ulfar of the Sword will rise to the challenge. Above all, a strong protector of the baron must be found! Fighters are encouraged to bring an SCA list legal dagger. Join us for what looks like an extremely entertaining tournament. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Clay New York)

AEthelmearc Group Featured in Radio Spot

Phiala of the Shire of Nithgaard (State College, Pennsylvania) reports that the group will be featured in an upcoming public radio spot as part of the "Sports that aren't football" series.

Constantine of Clan Blackhart achieves unprecedented Aethelmearc thrown weapons rank

Lord Constantine of Clan Blackhart became the very first gentle in the history of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc to achieve the rank of Marksman, the highest of the five ranks of thrown weapons mastery established by the Sylvan Kingdom.

AEthelmearc Coronation

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The Coronation of Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye will be held on September 16th in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands.

In addition to the Last Court of Malcolm and Tessa, and the Coronation and First Court of Christopher and Morgen, the day will include tournaments to select the new Rapier Champion and Youth Combat Champions, and a competition at which Christopher and Morgen will select their Arts and Sciences champion. There will also be children's activities and dancing during the day, as well as a backlog scroll display. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Delftwood Championship Event

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It's time once again to choose among the battle hardened fighters to see who the fiercest, strongest, and most honorable of them may be. As Lord Conrad MacCallum wearily steps down from his appointed place, he searches for a worthy replacement. Who will it be? Will it be the savvy and deadly Sir Yngvar, Earl Aethelmearc or the good natured Olafr Thorvardarson? Perhaps our young Ulfar of the Sword will rise to the challenge. Above all, a strong protector of the baron must be found! Fighters are encouraged to bring an SCA list legal dagger. Join us for what looks like an extremely entertaining tournament. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Central Square, New York)

Bards and Bows

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The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 1 - 3, 2006. This event will be held at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 7:00 PM on Friday and closes at 10:00 AM on Sunday. Anyone still lingering after then will be pressed into service for site clean up.

  This event will offer archery events of all kinds including target archery, royal rounds, team combat pairing combat archers with heavy fighters, and even an archery combat style game that any good gentle can play! Though this event does focus on archery, we will not be ignoring those who want to whack people with big sticks. We will be having a heavy weapons tourney in the form of a Viking Cloak Tournament, as well as fencing combat. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Windsor, New York)

SCA Skills Translate to Disaster Skills?

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey reports that SCA members in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA) and the Shires of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, NY) and Coppertree (Utica, NY) in Æthelmearc were hard hit by recent torrential rains and flooding. One SCA member, THL Keran Roslin, makes note of how her SCA equipment and skills helped prepare for disaster.

Memorial Reception for Master Johan von Traubenberg at Pennsic

With the gracious permission of Their Majesties, Malcolm and Tessa of AEthelmearc, a reception will be held in memory of the late Master Johan von Traubenberg at the Pennsic War.

Annual 3 Day Event

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The Barony of St. Swithin's Bog proudly presents our annual THREE DAY EVENT! July 14, 15 & 16.

ATTENTION!!! NEW SITE, NEW SITE, NEW SITE! CAMBRIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. THIS SITE IS COMPLETELY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.

Site opens on Friday July 14, at 4:00 P.M. and closes Sunday Noon sharp, anyone left on site after that time becomes the cleanup crew. Troll is open on Friday from 4:00-10:00 P.M. and will reopen on Saturday from 8:00- Location:
Barony of St. Swithin's Bog (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania)

War College

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The sounds of the War Horns grow louder and more persistent. To assist everyone in their preparations for War, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is proud to host War College on July 8, 2006 at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen¹s Club (505 Mosside Blvd., N. Versailles PA 15137, www.pmsconline.com). Activities for the day will include heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, scouting, youth combat, youth fencing, dog coursing, and children¹s activities. The autocrat for this Academy style event for the SCA martial arts is Mistress Karana Yabokchi Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (N. Versailles, Pennsylvania)

War College

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The sounds of the War Horns grow louder and more persistent. To assist everyone in their preparations for War, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is proud to host War College on July 8, 2006 at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen¹s Club (505 Mosside Blvd., N. Versailles PA 15137, www.pmsconline.com). Activities for the day will include heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, scouting, youth combat, youth fencing, dog coursing, and children¹s activities. The autocrat for this Academy style event for the SCA martial arts is Mistress Karana Yabokchi Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (N. Versailles, Pennsylvania)

Shire of Wynterset Elevated to Full Status

Baronesse Marguerite de la Marche, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, has announced that the Stronghold of Wynterset (Watertown and Fort Drum, New York) has been elevated to a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice

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As days lengthen and thoughts of martial victories loom closer, join the forces of Myrkfaelinn once more for a rousing weekend of heavy melee, fencing, archery, arts, music, feasting and a frolic in the green woods of the lovely Dominion in summer.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice
June the 23rd - 25th
Site opens at 5pm 6/23, closes noon 6/25

As in years past, Aethelmearc's mighty warriors will have the opportunity to Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Pax Interruptus 30 & Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Thescorre invites one and all to attend Pax Interruptus 30. This year we are pleased to also invite all to the Investiture of Eric and Katja, 6th Baron and Baroness of Thescorre!

The event is being held at Genesee Country Campground, 40 Flint Hill Road, Caledonia, NY 14423. The site opens at 4:00pm on Friday July 7th and closes at noon on Sunday July 9th.

On Saturday we will be running the usual war practice melees for the Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Caledonia, New York)

Barony Wars & Bazaar

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Long have The Barony of the Endless Hills and the Barony of Delftwood been peaceful allies, with minor offenses in protocol overlooked, and friendship blooming.  No hint of unease, no glimmer of unhappiness in their relationship...Until now.  Recently there have been rumors of growing hostility, tensions are beginning to run high.  All is not lost, These two mighty Baronies have agreed to meet in Neutral Ground, within the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle's Borders on the weekend of June 9th to the 11th (Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number listed), Windsor, NY).  Rest assured that peaceful negotiations will prevail, and that the rumors of martial recruitment are false. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Windsor, New York)

Newspaper features photo of Debatable Lands fighter practice

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a great photo of Lady Ariella of Thornbury, Knight Marshall of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, in a bout against Baron Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers, both with swords florentine.