Kingdom of Drachenwald

[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)

Drachenwald Spring 2008 Crown Tourney video online

Himiltrude fan Austrasia reports that videos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Drachenwald are now available to view online.

Drachenwald Spring Crown Tournament photos

Kolja and Gottfried share photos taken at the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Revel in the Midnight Sun III

Revel in the Midnight Sun III in the Shire of Klakavirki, where we would be delighted to welcome any gentles wishing to travel to the bright northern lands of our glorious Kingdom.

When: 18:00 Friday June 6th 2008, until 16:00 Sunday June 8th. Where: Heiarbr, Reykjahverfi, 641 Hsavk, Iceland

Event Steward: Jacquelyna de Bellmont (seneschal@klakavirki.org) Location:
Shire of Klakavirki (Hsavk, Iceland)

[DRA] Medieval Pharmaceuticals Workshop

It is with great pleasure that I would hereby like to announce that Knights Crossing will be hosting a workshop on medieval pharmaceuticals and herbs on the weekend of May 30-June 1. Simona Valentini di Piero will be teaching how to make basic salves, essential oils and creams from primary source recipes; enjoy a walk through the fields and forest in which we will learn to identify various useful plants in their natural habitat. Learn about the equipment used and the primary sources that we have on this subject. There will be a small fee for materials and for food for the weekend, but dinner will be Potluck. Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Weinheim, Germany)

[DRA] Winchester Pilgrimage III

Come all ye pilgrims and travellers, and join the Shire of West Dragoningshire for a pilgrimage at the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty. Share with us in an evening of Chaucer; a morning pilgrimage to Winchester Cathedral, during which we will be tested on our knowledge of such things that would be known by pilgrims of yore; an afternoon demonstration of our fighting skills and an evening of feasting Location:
Shire of West Dragoningshire (Winchester, England)

Thorvaldr and Fiona new Heirs to Drachenwald

Thorvaldr Skegglauss, inspired by Fiona Wiggins, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Aarnimets Academy

Once again it is time to assemble in the Aarnimets Academy to share one's knowledge of arts and sciences. This event focuses specially on classes and different kinds of workshops.

The events open on Friday at 6 p.m. and closes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Site: The site of this event is the beautiful camp site of Sorja (Mrrintie 4, 38100 Karkku) in Vammala, near Tampere (and owned by Tampereen kessiirtola ry). Sorja is in the best country side of Location:
Barony of Aarnimets (Vammala, Finland)

[DRA] Spring Crown Tournament 2008

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Their most royal Majesties Sven and Jovi wish to see the rise of their heirs, and herewith invite you to attend a tournament in the spring of 2008!

Be you strong of body, resolute in your convictions, steely in your resolve, and pure in your skill at arms? Are you ready to take the challenge that only few before have been able to bear? Then come all challengers, who wish to gain the most prestigious of prizes - The Crown of Drachenwald. Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Coburg, Germany )

SCA fighting at Foire de Jersey

Cernac shares a link to a 5-minute video on YouTube of SCA combat at Foire de Jersey on the Island of Jersey, taken in 2006.

Drachenwald Crown List and Consorts announced

Their Majesties Sven and Jovi of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced the names of the participants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament. The Tournament will take place April 11-13, 2008 in the Shire of Turmstadt, Bavaria, Germany.

Insula Draconis residents demonstrate knightly prowess

Alesxander of Darlington and other subjects of Insula Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald were able to demonstrate their fighting skills recently for Martin Croucher, who covered an event for the Epoch Times UK.

Garden of Earthly Delights photos online

Duchess Nerissa shares a lovely album of photos from the recent Garden of Earthly Delights event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Ronja Jordis Ulfhild born in Drachenwald

Racaire informs us that a new addition has been welcomed to the Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum in Austria. Young Ronja Jordis Ulfhild was born to shire member Arnulf der Zeilner on February 23, 2008.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighter Practice VI

We would like to dedicate NFFP VI to a very special topic: Fighting in wars. If you have never experienced a war before or want to get into that feeling before Nibelungen, this is your chance to practice battles, melees, a woods battle and different drills to get you into war mode.

The Shire of the Two Seas invites all Fighters from Near and Far to our Fighter Practice in Hamburg on July 19th, this time with a special focus on war. Location:
Shire of the Two Seas (Hamburg, Germany)

Riding to rescue vital record of English Medieval Knights

A Culture Minister in England has temporarily blocked export of the Dering Roll, the earliest English roll of arms, in order to "provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the roll in the United Kingdom."