Kingdom of Drachenwald

Pictures from Raglan Faire and Nibelungen War

Racaire has posted her photos from the recent Raglan Faire and Nibelungen War on her website. The events took place in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Combatants for Drachenwald's Crown Tournament announced

Their Majesties ThorvaldR and Fiona of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced the combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

[DRA] Midwinter Feast 2009

It is yet again the cold and dark time of the year when you wish to simply curl up on a couch with a cup of something hot. But low ‘n behold, there is also a better way to enjoy wintertime. Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland. The weekend's programme will include heavy tourneys (Nordic 1000), an arts and sciences competition, feast and, naturally, a sauna and general merrymaking. Location:
Canton of Unikankare (Sauvo, Finland)

Additional Nibelungen War videos and photos online

Apollonia Voss of the Eastrealm shares videos from the recent Nibelungen War in the Kingdom of Drachenwald on YouTube. The videos were taken of several battles.

Photos from Nibelungen War

Himiltrude and Alenn have posted albums of photos taken at the recent Nibelungen War in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Petrarca IV

Petrarca - Hike in Garb. 29th Nov. 2008 09.30 Meet at train station on Lichtenfels (north of Nuremberg)

We are following the old St. James Way to Nuremberg.
Route: ca. 7 - 10 km
Train station Bad Staffelstein
For all Petrarca hikes does apply: Please come as authentic as possible, hide modern equipment or don't bring it at all. Please wear good shoes! You can cover your hiking boots, shouldn't Location:
(Lichtenfels, Germany)

Raglan Fair photos online

Melisende Fitzwalter has posted her photos from the recent Raglan Fair event in the kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice VII

The Shire Aventiure invites all fighters Light and Heavy from far and wide to take part in the seventh round of the Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice. We hope that many of you will join us to teach fighting and to improve your skills. Artisans are welcome.

For the Fighter Practice :
Ziegelstraße 150
Lübeck, Germany

Meeting at 11.00, Practice will start at 11:15 Location:
Shire Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)

[DRA] Autumn Viceroy Tournament

It is time, once again, to choose by right of arms, our next Viceroy and Vicereine. Gather together to see the challengers do battle until a true Viceroy/Vicereine emerges victorious! See the Consorts by their side and come and join in the celebrations.

Mellow Farm, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4HH Details and map can be found at http://mellowfarmadventure.co.uk/ Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Farnham, Surrey, England)

[DRA] Yule Ball

In the lush and verdant fenland of the Eastern marches of Insulae Draconis, from whence of old the seafaring Danes and the fierce Angles did make war on Albion, peacefully now dwell the loyal and gentle folk of Flintheathshire.

These fine folk have bethought themselves to invite one and all to their hearth to escape the cold and to light up the dark with laughter and music and feasting, to join them in their ancient festival of Yule at The Bidwell Centre in Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk from Friday the 12th December at 1700 closing on Sunday the 14th December at 1300. Location:
Flintheathshire (Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk, England)

[DRA] St Francis' Day Fair

On the Day of St Francis, there will be a Fair and Tournament in the fair Shire of Polderslot. Since our shire is rich in offspring (ages 1- 12) our event will be fun for all ages. The aim is to do medieval things that we can all do together, and that are as interesting for the adults as for the children, like decorating your own badge with (safe) medieval paint, learning a new dance or helping to prepare feast. Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Ommel, The Netherlands)

Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes, newest Companion of the Pelican in Drachenwald

At the Raglan event in Drachenwald, Genevieve la flechiere witnessed the vigil and elevation of Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes to the Order of the Pelican.

[DRA] Quarterly Regional Garb Workshop

Thanks to Two Seas for stepping up and offering to give the project a kick start, the Regional Garb Workshop is up and running again!

This is the perfect opportunity to get started with or put the finishing touches on your winter garb, get some creative ideas on future projects, get help with sewing/embroidery techniques, or just have some company to chat with while you work on your garb.

Shire of the Two Seas (Hamburg, Germany)

[DRA] Civil War

There is unrest in the shire of Juneborg. The dispute over the estate granted by the King continues. Who is the rightful owner? Is it true that the winner of last year’s war signed away the rights to a loyal general from his side? It seems we must once again settle this cause on the field of honour with swords and axes. For the more peaceful people there will be classes, workshops and arts and science exhibition as well as a bazaar where items pass from one owner to another. On Saturday a great feast will be served to the hungry and to the survivors. Please bring your banners to help decorate the feast hall. Location:
Shire of Juneborg (Mullsjö, Sweden)

Pictures from Styringheim Medieval Week 2008

Edricus has posted photos from the Styringheim Medieval Encampment at the recent Visby Medieval Week 2008.

[DRA] Kingdom University

The Shire of West Dragonshire invites you to attend Drachenwald’s Kingdom University, where knowledge will be shared in the heart of William the Conqueror’s Royal Hunting Grounds, the aptly named New Forest.

Site: Ferny Crofts Scout Centre, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YQ. www.fernycrofts.org.uk

There are 64 bunk beds in two nearby buildings (32 beds per building), with additional crash space available. Showers and toilets are located in both buildings. All bunks come with a mattress, pillow and blanket, but sleeping bags are advised. Limited camping is available. Information regarding nearby b&bs and hotels will be available soon. (Note: I have this information. Until the website is ready, please write to me offlist, and I'll email you a Word document with details.) Location:
Shire of West Dragonshire (Brockenhurst, England)

[DRA] Autumn Crown Tournament

The Canton of Poukka invites you all to witness the combat that will determine who will be Crowned our King and Queen at Twelfth Night Coronation 2009!

The main feast is sold out as of August 18. But do not despair, you won't go hungry: if you missed the main feast, you can make a reservation for a smaller feast with less dishes. Note that the smaller feast is served in a separate building. If seats would become available for the main feast, those will be offered to those who have made reservations for the smaller feast, in the reservation order (i.e. the faster you book the small feast, the more likely you are to get a seat at the main feast as cancellations are inevitable). Location:
Canton of Poukka (Kiljava, Finland)

[DRA] Yuletide University VIII

All ye who hunger after knowledge gather ye to Yuletide University VIII and have your fill.

The shire of Glen Rathlin's annual Arts & Sciences event is on again from the 28th until the 30th of November 2008.

Teachers for all levels are welcome to tease (and teach) the attendees with their knowledge and talents. We cordially invite all members of the Insulae Draconis Company of Merit for Artists & Scientists, the Order of the Location:
Shire of Glen Rathlin (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Winchester Pilgrimage photos

Asbiorn has posted a wonderful album of photos from the Winchester Pilgrimage event which took place in July 2008 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald on his Facebook website.

[DRA] Nibelungen War 2008

The Shire of Meadowmarsh and the Barony of Knights Crossing invite you to the tenth Nibelungen war. Warriors of our realm, and those who would look to the strife in our realm.

After ten years of war about the claim of a legendary treasure which was never found, the Barony of Knights Crossing and the shire of Meadowmarsh have agreed to settle the struggle and to keep peace so both lands may prosper and grow to extend the kings wealth and power. Location:
Shire of Meadowmarsh (Ortenberg, Germany)

Drachenwald Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Racaire reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Summer 2008 Coronation.

London research photos online

Racaire has posted a number of albums of photos taken at museums during her recent visit to London.

Brot Wurst und Spiele photos online

In a thank-you note to staff for the recent Brot Wurst und Spiele event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, Robyn of Rye announced that an album of photos taken at the event is now available online.

Earl John Peregrine of Restormel elevated to Pelican in Drachenwald

Johanna reports that, at the last Court of Their Majesties Sven and Jovi of Drachenwald, Earl John Peregrine of Restormel was placed on vigil in preparation for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[DRA] Horseradish War VI

It's time for Horseradish War again! We will fight and celebrate in the very heart of Berlin, where we welcome our friends and await our enemies to prove to one and all that Baerenau has the best and most delicious horseradish in the known world.

Fighting: We are planning on battles and tournaments for heavy and light combatants, archery and an A&S or bardic competition. In the evening we will of course Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Drachenwald Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Margaret de Mey reports that she has posted several albums of photos from the recent Coronation of Thorvaldr and Fiona in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] R³: Rothenburg Riddle Rampage

Do you remember the good old days of Turmstadt's golden harvests, when you were sent through thickets and underbrush to match your wits with mud puddles and manic marshals? These days are back...with a vengeance!

Turmstadt proudly announces the R³ - Rothenburg Riddle Rampage. We have regrouped and relocated to a campground right next to the beautiful medieval town of "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" in northwestern Bavaria , one of the biggest tourist attractions for the historically inclined (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber) . From there, we will hand you a haversack with provisions for the day and send you on a scavenger hunt to complete various cunning puzzles and obscure tasks to win the ultimate prize - namely, to decide what is supposed to happen to Nebelwald's precious banner, which is currently in Turmstadt's possession! Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany)

Double Wars XXI (2008) captured in online albums

A number of photographers and videographers captured the happenings at Double Wars XXI which took place in April 2008 in Tyringe Sweden. Jonas Evertsson gathered together the various albums from the event.

[DRA] Cudgel War VI

Sharpen your quills and mark in your calenders that the sixth Cudgel War will be held at the traditional site in Kavalahti, Inkoo from 18th to 27th of July, 2008. Once again it is time to sweat on the battle field, fighting hard to end the oppression and then to cool down either in the lake or with a cold drink or a few.

For the heavy fighters we have several tourneys, including the (in)famous Nordic 1000, three days of war, plus plenty of structured fighter practices organized by Sir Siegfried and Sir GrimR. Of course we also have fencing, archery, arts and sciences as well as unforgettable sauna parties that last until the morning or beyond. Location:
Aarnimetsä (Inkoo, Finland)

[DRA] Summer Event 2008

The Shire of Polderslot likes to invite you all to our Summer event. The theme this year will be witchcraft and superstition. The site is in a beautiful spot in the woods, perfect for outdoor activities.

We will arrange a quest to look for witches and ghosts, so we need heavy weapon fighters, fencers, but also people who are able to do arts and sciences like for example music. However, it is recommended not to stay out in the woods after dark, for the locals swear the 'witte wieven' still roam at night... Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Enschede, The Netherlands)