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[EAS] Market Day at Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche would like to invite everyone to attend our Market Day at Birka event on January 25th through January 26th, 2008

We have have set the prices for Birka 2008, you will notice a change in the pre-registration price, but not the at the door price. The pre-registration for adult members will be 12.00, same as the at the door fee. Adult non members will be required to pay the non member Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

East Kingdom Crown Tournament photos

Master Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

Konrad and Brenwen new East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Autumnal Crown Tourney was won on Saturday by Sir Konrad von Ulm, fighting for Lady Brenwen the Fair. Sir Konrad is a member of House Bloodguard and is a former squire of the current King, Andreas derEisfalke.

Barony Beyond the Mountain Forming Cooks Guild

The Barony Beyond the Mountain in the East Kingdom is forming a baronial level cooks guild. The first meeting is on November 10th, 2007 in Terryville, Connecticut.

[EAS] 100 Minutes War

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The Shire of the Rusted Woodlands bids you welcome to attend the return of 100 Minutes War!

This year's event shall feature:

  • The traditional 100 minute melee battle (fighters – please see reservation instructions below)
  • 100 minutes of fencing (indoor fencing space - fencers need to remember to bring/wear non-marking footwear, sneakers rather than boots)
  • 100 minutes of archery/thrown weapons Location:
    Shire of Rusted Woodlands (Washingtonville, New York)

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

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The Barony of Concordia of the Snows is honored to be the hosts of this year's Fall Crown Tournament, to be held on the Third day of November in the year 2007. The festivities will commence at the Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall, 1956 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205. The feast will feature the culinary delights of our own Lady Deirdre O'Rourke. And as is tradition in our Barony, there will be a side board provided. Location:
Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Colonie, New York)

[EAS] Fall Harvest

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The cold northern winter is near upon us, and from the battlements of the keep at Ile du Dragon Dormant glad tidings are sounded. A message is sent to all the neighboring lands - Ile du Dragon Dormant will again celebrate the last days of fall with a feast of rare kind.

This harvest festival promises to be no simple affair. Mistress Hawise and her staff slave for hours preparing an all day feast, jesters and dancers Location:
Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal, Quebec)

Medieval Maidens merit badge

Toi Poisson de Mortagne reports that Girl Scouts in the Montachusett Girl Scout Council in the Worcester, MA area have the unique opportunity to earn a "Medieval Maidens" merit badge.

Crossroads at Canterbury: Basking in the Glow

Peregrine recounts a wonderful day spent with members of the Shire of Quintavia in the Eastrealm at Crossroads at Canterbury, an event "inspired by those famous tales of Chaucer's."

Armor stolen in Eastrealm

Andris Lowenstein reports that his car containing his armor was stolen in Hartford, Connecticut. He is seeking help to watch for the stolen armor on eBay or other sites.

Ar n-Eilean-ne celebrates 20th anniversary

Duchess Marieke van de Dal of the East Kingdom reports on the recent 20th anniversary celebration for the Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne (St. John's, Newfoundland).

[EAS]East Kingdom Coronation

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The Barony of Bhakail, with the kind cooperation of the Shire of Caer Adamant, will host the Coronation of Their Royal Highnesses Andreas & Gabriella.

Initial planned activities for the day currently include a tournament, the details for the tournament may be found below, and an A&S exhibit which, to honor the day, will have a Germanic theme. Dance will be taught and led by Arglwydd Dafydd Cyhoeddwyr with music provided by the Bhakaili Branslers. Location:
Barony of Bhakail (New Castle, Delaware)

Falling Leaves

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You are invited to join the borough of Felding at our annual Falling Leaves event on Saturday, October 20th, 2007.

Tentatively planned daytime activities include fencing, thrown weapons and hurley. Please note our new outdoor location of Severance Green (directions below). Merchants are welcome, but are requested to please contact the autocrat in advance. A few tables will be available, but outdoor seating will be very limited, so please bring chairs or blankets Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

Reporter visits as Philadelphia shire prepares for Scottish Irish festival

Helen I. Hwang of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently visited a fighter practice for the Shire of Harshorn-dale. Members are scheduled to participate in the area's annual Scottish Irish Festival.

Horses, Hounds and Hawks II

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Did you ever wonder what goes in to the upkeep and training of a horse? Do want to learn how-tos of hound coursing? Maybe falconry fascinates you and you've always wanted to see one hunt on the wing. These and other topics along with hands-on-demonstrations will be yours when you come to the second Horse, Hounds and Hawks Collegium, to be held in the Shire of Coppertree on October 12-14.

You do not have to be an avid animal person to attend, there should be plenty for those who simply want to become educated on-lookers or who would like to learn some of the associated arts without actually having to own an animal of ones own. Classes will be posted to http://frontpage.velocity.net/duane/hhah.htm as presenters register. If you'd like to present, please contact Syr Alexander or Mistress Rannveigr to duane@velocity.net. Location:
Shire of Coppertree (Brookfield, New York)

Golden Tygre Tavern & Lucan's Ducal Challenge

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We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year we will have the honor of being on the battlefield of Lucan's Ducal Challenge. His Grace is planning a tourney of proportions rarely seen in these lands. Melee teams of ten warriors will battle against one another for superiority on the field.

On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite team), all are Location:
Barony of the Bridge (Coventry, Rhode Island)

Camp sign stolen from Barony of Ironbog

Lady Drueta de la Rosa, Seneschal of the Barony of Ironbog, reports that the group's camp sign was stolen at Pennsic XXXVI.

Crossroads at Canterbury

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From Tavern Yard to Tourney Field, to a feast fit for kings; Stroll through time in the Courtyard Faire, where children's laughter rings; Where merchants fine display proud wares, the Craftsmen build and the Jongleur sings; 'Round the campfire, or in the Hall, we'll listen to stories told Of Ages past and distant lands, of Heroes strong and bold.

The Shire of Quintavia, in partnership with our neighboring Baronies of Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Spencer, Massachusetts)

Company of Medieval Aviculturists becomes international

The Company of Medieval Aviculturists became a truly international guild on July 23rd, 2007, with addition of a new member from the Kingdom of Lochac.

Ar n-Eilean-ne 20th Anniversary

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It is my extreme pleasure to extend unto you an invitation to what I'm sure will be an event not easily forgotten. As some of you are aware, we are just now marking the twentieth year of existence for the Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne. In recognition of this most auspicious occasion, we are having a celebration in the form of a Warcamp between the days of August the Thirty-First and September the Second, A.S. XLII. Location:
Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne (Foxtrap, Newfoundland)

Mimir's Well

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The Great All-Father Odin gladly sacrificed an eye for a drink from Mimir's well of wisdom, and was thereby granted knowledge of the Runes. You too, will want to give up an eye (or at least an eyetooth!) for the chance to drink from the Well on October 20th in the bountiful lands of the Mountain Freehold.

Mimir's Well will be held at the Warren Elementary School in Warren, Vermont (technically in the Shire of Panthervale, but they are graciously allowing us to host this event there). The site is dry and no open flames are allowed. Location:
Mountain Freehold (Warren, Vermont)

Midrealm takes Pennsic War

Couldn't make Pennsic but wonder how the battles shook out? The online edition of the Pennsic Independent has the answers with reports from DonalBane of Blakmers

Leave no rubbish behind!

Raven, the East Kingdom Waterbearer-in-Charge, begs a "small boon" of the good people of the SCA: Please pick up after yourselves!

SCA member honored for modern-world bravery in fire rescue

James Rosse II, known in the SCA as Lord James "Hawk" Galloway, has been named 2007 EMS Provider of the Year by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, in honor of his rescue of a child trapped in debris after a house explosion and fire.

The Middle Ages flourish in Caer Adamant

Archery, armored combat, the charm of the medieval world, are some of the topics discussed recently when Al Kemp of the (Delaware) News Journal visited the Shire of Caer Adamant. (photos)

Lost Caravan

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Many years ago there was a caravan went missing in the wild nothingness that lies between our mighty Baronies. For nearly a decade we have been searching for the Lost Caravan. During every one of those terrible years we have sent out scouts, strained our ears for any news, and have been lighting a beacon at their last camp site in hopes of guiding them back to us. Finally our search is over.

But we have to ask, where have they been? What have they seen? Location:
Barony of Ile du Dragon Dormant (Bonsecours, Quebec)

Panteria photos and report online

We return once again to the secluded Caledonian Mountains of PantherVale, where fighters, archers, and artisans came together for a long weekend of feasting, fighting, carousing and competing, fencing and story-telling, equestrian and merchanting, and a rollicking good time.

Rare Raphael Portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici to be Auctioned at Christies

Raphael painted a portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici that was to be his introduction to his intended bride, a cousin of King Francois I of France, in about 1518. The picture shows Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, wearing a quite sumptuous costume, ornately gold with red puffy sleeves and gray fur lining around his neck.

Massachusetts castle for sale

Residents of the East Kingdom may be pooling their paychecks in expectation of purchase of the Searles Castle in the Berkshires. Asking price? A cool US$15 million!

John Lundemo makes swords the old-fashioned way

Goshen, Pennsylvania swordsmith John Lundemo has earned an international reputation as for collectors of steel blades, but 25 years ago, he was just a guy in the SCA learning to fight with wooden swords.