Kingdom of Drachenwald

Drachenwald just got bigger!

Racaire reports that on November 5, 2007 Countess Elsa and Count Padraig of the Kingdom of Drachenwald became the parents of a son.

[DRA] Dance Moot V

When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.

Come join us on 26 January 2007 for a day of dancing and gaming at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot. Classes on music and dancing will be held, with opportunities to practice both in the evening at a small ball. All musicians are welcome to come along and play. For the non-dancers, there will be a Location:
Shire of Harpelestane (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Photos from Drachenwald's Crown tournament, Oct 13th 2007

A number of photo albums and a video album from Drachenwald's October 13 Crown Tournament are now available online.

Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos and video online

Siubhan has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Yule Ball

Be it known unto all gentles who have a mind to indulge their fancy for exceptional repasts, fine company, excellent dancing and song in painted halls, and keen exchanges at arms, that the Shire of Flintheath doth give notice of the celebration of their annual Yule Ball. To those Lords and Ladies and Peers of the Realm who wish to grace this Festival with their most illustrious presence, the Steward begs leave to inform all that the event will be held at Little Abington Scout Camp, Church Lane, Little Abington, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6BQ. Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Little Abington, England)

Duke Sven Gunnarsson victor of Drachenwald Crown Tournament

Eleanora reports that the new Crown Prince in the Kingdom of Drachenwald is Duke Sven Gunnarsson.

Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney - Film of Final

Lady Melisende Fitzwalter has kindly provided a video recording of the final round of the Kingdom of Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney between Graf Gerhardt von Wustenburg and Duke Sven Gunnarsson.

[DRA] Knick Knack

The Shire of Polderslot likes to invite you all to our yearly Knick Knack event. But be aware! We've heard rumors that Knick Knack will be invaded by the Vikings this year! So, go fetch your bull's horn and your bead necklace and come in your best Viking outfit to our lovely Shire of Polderslot.

The vikings are best known for their battles, so a Viking event wouldn't be a Viking event whitout a fighting contest to find out who is the bravest, strongest and most resourcefull fighter in the kingdom! BUT, as we will build some mythical element into this contest, this will not be your ordinary everyday fighting contest. Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Ommel, Netherlands)

Medieval manners and courtesy links

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, shares her research regarding medieval table manners and courtesy through a series of weblinks.

[DRA] 12th Night Coronation

The 30th Coronation of Drachenwald's new King and Queen will be held in Nordmark.

The Shire of Gotvik bids the populace of Drachenwald a warm welcome to celebrate 12th Night Coronation!

The event will be held in Munktorp's communal house west of Västerås in Sweden.

The site is partially handicap accessible (need to do a check on site to verify) The feast (and court) hall has a ramp and everything usually needed to make it handicap accessible. Location:
Shire of Gotvik (Västerås, Sweden)

[DRA] Garden of Earthly Delights and Baronial Revelry

Let it be known that on the twenty-third of February, there will be a Faire to celebrate the arts and artisanal crafts, and this faire will be held in the lord baron's holding known by many as the Pfaelzer Schloss. The lord Baron will be there to welcome all and sundry to this demesne, but especially those who wish to share their and display their myriad woorkes.

After the day of sharing and learning, there will be a revelry--- games, Location:
Barony of Meadowmarsch (Gross Umstadt, Germany)

New Guild Head of Drachenwald Embroiderers' Guild

Lady Racaire will be the new Guild Head for the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[DRA] Medats Autumn Meeting

Medieval Dress and Textile Society Autumn Meeting, Saturday 27th October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Topic: Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe

MEDATS members £15 in advance (£20 at the door)
Non-members £25 in advance
Non-members joining at the door Location:
Medieval Dress and Textile Society (London, England)

[DRA] Feast of St Ethelburga

The Shire of Thamesreach hereby invites you all to a great Winter Feast in the Ancient City of London!

The shire of Thamesreach will be making merry in the great 15th Century church of our Lady St Ethelburga http://www.stethelburgas.org/index.htm .

A fine repast will be served to the populace followed by music and dancing.

Saturday 12th January 2008 Location:
Shire of Thamesreach (London, England)

Known World Heraldic Symposium 2008

The shire of Thamesreach will host the KWHS 5-7 September 2008.

This wiki is the main means of communication to those attending, and volunteering at, this event.

Announcements will also be distributed by the KWHS yahoogroup.

Do I have to join?
Membership is not required to access all the useful content about the event - all pages are open to the public.

Volunteers, authors and instructors are welcome to create a wikidot account to join the site, so they can add their own pages directly. Location:
Shire of Thamesreach (London, England)

Drachenwald Crown Combatants announced

Their Majesties Alaric and Nerrisa, King and Queen of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, have announced the combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament. The event will take place October 12-14, 2007 in Norwich, England.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice

Greetings! It's time for the next NFFP, We hope to see many of you there.

26.10. - 28.10.2007 The Shires of Two Seas, Baerenau and Aventiure, Germany

We invite all fighthers from far and wide to take part in the third round of the Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice. We hope that many of you will join us to teach fighting and to improve your skills.

For the Fighter Practice : Location:
Shires of Two Seas, Baerenau and Aventiure (Glueckstadt, Germany)

[DRA] Summer's Last Stand III

It is that time again. Lady Autumn has returned to hold the peace between Lady Summer and Lady Winter. However, everyone knows that the seasons must change - it is just a matter of when. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare for the battle that will determine how much longer summer will last.

This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone - use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants can earn points by taking part in the Mythical Quest, Best Seasonal Recipe, Bardic Competition, and Most Seasonal Mask, as well as a variety of seasonally-themed heavy and light tourneys. There will be a chance to take part in classes, display A&S projects, and/or simply enjoy visiting with friends. Be sure to come prepared for the Masked Feast and Ball where contest winners and Seasonal Change will be announced! Those interested in entering a recipe, teaching a class, or portraying a Lady (enter season Location:
Stronghold of Nebelwald (Schmidmuelen Germany)

Nibelungen War photos

Margaret de May has posted photos from Nibelungen War 2007 which took place in late August in Ortenberg, Germany.

Rhaglan Faire photos

Lady Ana Beig de Roslyn shares photos from Drachenwald's recent Rhaglan Faire.

Carnival of Saint Homobonus

The feast of St. Homobonus is an event, where we celebrate the feast day of the medieval patron saint of tailors. At this event we attempt to recreate and follow some of the traditions and festivities associated with medieval feast days of saints.

This year the feast will be a carnival! Whee!

http://www.elinasojonen.net/homo Location:
Märkiö (Hyvinkää, Finland)

Academia della Danza

The right noble lord Baron of the Ancient lands of Knights Crossing has declared that his subjects, noble in their demeanour, should learn the ancient art of dance, that they may better grace his court with knowledge of this gentler art.

To this effect, he has hired sundry dance masters from lands far and wide to come and provide instruction. For one weekend, his holding, the Pfaelzer Schloss, shall play host to a school of dance, known Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Gross Umstadt, Germany)

Embroidery Challenge II: Son of Embroidery Challenge

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the second embroidery challenge "Something to keep you warm..." - the new challenge will begin on Sept. 1st 2007.

Drachenwald Kingdom University

The Barony of Knight's Crossing invites you to Drachenwald's annual Kingdom University, where we will gather to share and expand our knowledge in sundry subjects. To this end, we have arranged to use one of the Baron's lovely manor estates, the Petershof, located in the heart of the beautiful Odenwald.

For questions regarding classes, schedules and teaching please contact the Kingdom University Chancellor Lady Jeanne la sarrasine de Montevilliers. Location:
Barony of Knight's Crossing (Erbach, Germany)

Civil War XVI

The peasants and the fishermen in the shire of Juneborg are arguing about the fishes in the great lake Vättern. Both sides call fighters to win the quarrel in the Civil War at the beautiful site Sandhem, the same site as the Crown Tourney. There will be fighting, fencing bow shooting, A&S exhibition and lessons during Saturday and when the peace is established, there will be a wonderful banquet in the evening to the music of our troubadours. Later we will dance and party. Location:
Shire of Juneborg (Sandhem, Sweden)

Visby Medieval Week 2007 Photos II online

Lady Lia de Thornegge shares with us her photos from the recent Visby Medieval Week event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (August 2007).

Dragon's Embroidery Workshop

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.

Collegium of the White Mountain II

Once again the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to organise the Collegium of the White Mountain. This is a teaching and learning event, focusing mainly on the Arts & Sciences. This year the Collegium will be held at Tretower Court, a Tudor manor house in South Wales. Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation, is kindly allowing us to use the period kitchen in the Court, so there will be period cooking throughout the day. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Tretower, Powys, Wales)

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 knowne world.

We are planning on open field battles and tournaments for heavy and light combatants, archery and an A&S competition. In the evening we will of course have our well-known and beloved torch lit Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Visby Medieval Week 2007 photos online

Lord Edricus filius Offaeus reports at the Drachenwald Mailing List that he posted his pictures from the recent Visby Medieval Week event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (August 2007).