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Kingston, New York shire members "Light up the Dark Ages"

"Initially my friends dragged me into it," said Christine Larsson, who has been a society member for 26 years. "I started cooking because I noticed everybody else's cooking wasn't that good. I had to show them it could be done better." Larsson is a member of the Shire of Nordenhal, the subject of a recent article by Bonnie Langston of the Kingston Daily Freeman.

[EAS] Bare Blade Tavern Brawl

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Greetings and welcome to the Bare Blade Tavern, now kindly check your weapons at the door!

Once again, Endewearde announces its annual Bare Blade Tavern Brawl!!! Fencing and trickery are sure to abound in this year's event as fencers and from across the realm vie for the right to claim the deed to the Bare Blade Tavern.

This year's fencing will feature both heavy and light rapier, so please come ready for both! The day will be divided into several rounds of fencing, with at least one round being designed on-site by some "lucky" fencer. Location:
Shire of Endewearde (Pittsfield, Maine)

Combatants and Consorts for East Kingdom Crown Tournament announced.

Liam St. Liam has announced the list of Combatants and their Consorts for the upcoming Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East. The Tournament will take place October 25, 2008 in the Shire of Glen Linn.

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

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On the twenty-fifth day of October A.S. XLIII, King Darius IV and Queen Alethea will be choosing Their Heirs by right of arms.

The event site is a camp ground with acres of woods and a tranquil lake. The tournament will be held in a large grassy field lined with trees. A field adjacent to the tourney field has a large fire circle, an open-sided pavilion with fire hearth and another smaller grassy area. Privies are located throughout the site. Hot showers are available as well, near the list field. All buildings are wheelchair accessible, but the trail from the list field to the feast hall is very hilly and may not be easy for wheelchairs (but there is a road that can be used). Location:
Shire of Glenn Linn (Lake George, New York)

[EAS] Mimir's Well II

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Parched for Knowledge? Come take another drink from Mimir's Well. We'll have a wide variety of A&S and martial classes, as well as an open exhibition of the work of our artisans and scholars (particularly around a Crusades theme, in honor of TRM Darius and Alethea, but all works are welcome!), an Artist's Meet-and-Greet during the delicious dayboard prepared by the Freehold Cooks Guild, and a chance to relax and socialize over delicacies donated the Freehold Cooks at our end-of-day reception, including our doorprize raffle! Location:
Shire of Mountain Freehold (Warren, Vermont)

Sad farewell to Duke Morguhn Sheridan

AEthelmearc, the East Kingdom, and friends from other kingdoms are in sorrow at the passing of Duke Morguhn Sheridan, known modernly as John Charles Glenn, who has died after falling from a roof.

Laurel Challenges Met

On Saturday the XX of September, A.S. XLIII, a Laurel's Challenge was held at the St. Festus Faire in the Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southern CT).

[EAS] Bhakail Champions & Fall Commons

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Oyez! Oyez! As we settle into the months of the Fall Harvest, Their Excellencies Darmon and Sabine invite all citizens of Bhakail, and its neighbors to come out and demonstrate the fruits of their labors in Heavy Combat, Fencing, and Brewing!

The site will be the Community Masonic Lodge in Broomall, PA (directions below), where we've got on-site and street parking, as well as outdoor space for the marshal activities and an indoor hall for the brewing championship and potluck dayboard! Location:
Barony of Bhakail (Broomall, Pennsylvania)

[EAS] Golden Tygre Tavern II

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We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing has graciously offered to sponsor a tournament in the style of a Pas d'armes.

On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite fighters), all are sure to need refreshment and distraction. The Landlady of the Golden Tygre Tavern (Lady Adeliade Wanderer) welcomes you. Anyone who has patronized the Tavern before will tell you that the Tavern Keeper (Lord Johan Wanderer) provides a fare that is hearty and appetizing, and a roaring fire if the weather is chilly. The selection of handcrafted beer and mead is plentiful and tasty and the servers are friendly and helpful (but expect to be tipped well). The best part of all is the congenial atmosphere that will bring you back to events of old. This is a place where pretension has no place and frivolity and fun are the rules of the weekend. Many an ‘alternate' personae is brought out to protect the integrity of the well decorated. Location:
Barony of the Bridge (Coventry, Rhode Island)

Field battle videos from Pennsic XXXVII

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn of the East Kingdom has posted several videos of field battle footage from Pennsic XXXVII on YouTube

[EAS] Fall Harvest

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Come one, come all, be you from one of the many far away shires or baronies of the knowne worlde, or one of our very own citizens of the sleeping dragon, the Baronie of l'ile du Dragon Dormant is opening its doors to help celebrate the 23rd annual Fall Harvest on Saturday, October 18th, 2008, at the Centre Communautaire de Verchères, in Verchères, Québec.

The event will be a multi-faceted affair, and will feature the Northern Shores Regional Rapier Championship from the morning leading into the afternoon, and will be run by the current and exiting Champion, Don Cosmano. Letters of intent will be required, and must be received by no later than October 10th. Send all intents to: cosmano@wolfstar.ca Location:
Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (Verchères, Quebec)

[EAS] St. Festus Faire

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The Barony of Dragonship would like to welcome you to St. Festus Faire, a weekend truce from the Hundred Years War. The weekend of September 19-21, 2008 will be a weekend of camping, a Pas D'Armes Tourney, A Glorious Feast, A Laurel's Challenge, an Arts and Sciences Competition, youth fighting, a bardic circle, and lots of fun.

The site offers both cabin and tenting space, see below for information on both and prices for the cabins. Location:
Barony of Dragonship Haven (Orange, Connecticut)

[EAS] Crestfallen

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Good greetings to those of the Martial Art of heavy combat who defend our glorious Kingdom! Bergental beckons you to a Tournament of Crests! We challenge you to adorn your helm with a crest of a most impressive and/or unusual nature. Opponents will then target your helm while defending their own.

(Full rules and suggestions of the Tournament can be found at http://bergental.org/History/Crestfallen.html ) Our Baron e Baronne will present awards to the winner of the tournament, the best crest, the best heraldic display (overall appearance) and, the best crest death. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Ashfield, Massachusetts)

[EAS] St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Schola and Competition

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St. Eligius, the patron saint of artisans and metalworkers will be celebrated at Dragonship Haven's upcoming Arts and Sciences Competition and Schola. The craftspeople of the East Kingdom are invited to participate in the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of individual categories. Special prizes will be going to those whose entries are recognized for Judges' Choice, Peoples' Choice and Baron's Choice. His Excellency will also be selecting the DSH Baronial A&S Champion. Location:
Barony of Dragonship Haven (Stratford, Connecticut)

[EAS] Sleepy's Challenge

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Greetings unto the Populace of our fair Barony. Come to The Northern Keep for a camping weekend of archery by day and song by night.

Saturday: Range opens 9am - Intro courses, Royal Rounds, small tournament geared towards next year's archery championship, free shooting. 5pm - Range closes. (Open to all who wish to learn and play). Much revelry around the campfire after dinner. Sunday: 9am - Range Opens for Royal Rounds until 1pm. The site is Location:
Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (Ste-Emilie-de-l'Energie, Quebec)

Pennsic 37 aviculture class available as podcast

Biya Sama Fujin (Lady Biya), guildmistress and founder of the Known World Avilculturists (formerly the Company of Medieval Aviculturists), is pleased to announce the first of her aviculture classes available in podcast format for those who cannot attend them in person at East Kingdom University.

A Few Moments With His Majesty of the East

HRM Konrad of the East Kingdom made the unprecedented decision to concede all 37 war points at the beginning of Pennsic War. Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, of the Pennsic Independent, interviewed King Konrad to discuss the reasons for his decision.

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History aims to be your one-stop shop for the finest patterns for historical clothing and the supplies you need to make them. Owned and operated by internationally-noted historical clothing researcher Kass McGann, Reconstructing History has patterns for clothing from 10th-century Heian Japan to the Napoleonic era (1812).

Great Northeastern War photos online

Lady Catte reports that her photos from the recent Great Northeastern War in the Eastrealm are now available to view on her Flickr website.

Sommer Draw photos online

Brangwyne reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Sommer Draw event which took place June 21, 2008 in the East Kingdom.

The album includes lots of people having fun at an outdoor event with fighting, archery, thrown weapons - and a cute dog.

Kids "hooked on the Middle Ages"

Spectators strolling through Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania July 4th weekend, were surprised to find their park peopled by the lords and ladies of the Middle Ages when the local chapter of the SCA hosted its annual Renaissance Fair. Roxann Miller of Public Opinion Online has the story. (photo)

Midsummer Gathering photos

Lady Catte of Lennox has announced that she has posted an album of photos from Midsummer Gathering on her Flickr account. The event was held recently in the Shire of Smithwick (East Kingdom) and hosted by the Freehold of Tir, a Viking Group in Houlton, ME.

[EAS] Coronation of Darius and Alethea

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We are pleased to announce that the Coronation of Darius and Alethea will be held on Saturday, September 27th, in the Barony of Carolingia (Lexington, MA).

The fee for the site will be $10 per adult (non-members will be charged an additional $3). Children aged 11-18 will be charged $5, children 10 and under are free, and students with a valid ID are $9.

The feast will be cooked by Lord Zohane Faber, called Eletarius. The Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Lexington, Massachusetts)

[EAS] East Kingdom War Camp

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Last chance to practice before Pennsic! The shire of Eisental is once again hosting an East Kingdom War Camp at the Ukranian Homestead in Lehighton PA. There will be heavy weapons melee using the war scenarios, as well as archery, fencing, and thrown weapons. We also have space for siege weapons and gunnery. No organized children's activities are planned.

Merchants are welcomed; there is no charge for merchanting but MERCHANTS MUST PRE-RESERVE with autocrat for space BEFORE the event-- Contact the Autocrat at jenne.heise@gmail.com, with subject line War Camp Merchanting. Location:
Shire of Eisental (Lehighton, Pennsylvania)

[EAS] Carolingian Baronial Championships

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In the name of Baron Jehan, all gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia on Saturday, July 19th, 2008 (rain date: Sunday, July 20th). During the day, the mighty archers and weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among them for the Baron's Champion.

The event will be on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA, located on Mudge Way (no street number). Location:
arony of Carolingia (Bedford, Massachusetts)

[EAS] Great Northeastern War XXII

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Great Northeastern War is an annual event sponsored by The Province of Malagentia, which is the Southern Maine chapter of The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

This year's event will be held Friday July 11 - Sunday July 13, once again at Hebron Pines Campground in Hebron, Maine. If you would like to teach a class, please fill out a class scheduling form, which can be found at http://www.gnewar.org/classes.html - it will be automatically emailed to the Location:
Province of Malagentia (Hebron, Maine)

Panteria photos online

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn of the Shire of Mountain Freehold has posted an album of photos from the recent Panteria event in the Kingdom of the East.

East Kingdom A&S photos online

Emrys Eustace (Broom) has posted a wonderful album of photos of A&S entries from the recent Mudthaw event in the East Kingdom.

[EAS] Cooking Collegium II

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Mangia, mangia, mangia! But before you can eat, you have to learn how to cook! The Barony of Settmour Swamp invites you to learn all about creating feasts at our Cooking Collegium on June 28th, from 10 am to 10 pm at St. Paul's Church in Flemington, NJ.

We have classes to satisfy your brain and your stomach, for beginner chefs to advanced ones. Throughout the day, cooking, brewing, and herb related classes will be taught. We will have three types of classes: technique and theory, tasting (sampling foods), and hands-on (cooking or prepping food). And everyone will be a chef, as the food prepped in the hands-on classes will be served throughout the day buffet style, with a large buffet feast at the end of the day. Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Flemington, New Jersey)

Eastrealm Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Catte has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East on her Flickr website.