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Photos of Northern Lights XVIII online

Alaxandr MacLochloinn reports that he has created an album of photos from the March 21, 2009 Northern Lights Arts and Sciences Competition event which took place in the Shire of Mountain Freehold (East Kingdom).

[EAS] Known World Academy of the Rapier & Known World Costumers Symposium

The Baronies of Bhakail and Iron Bog in the Kingdom of the East invite you to join us on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9 - Oct. 11) in Philadelphia for this year's Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium! This event will include two days of classes on both subjects as well as a cocktail party and Masked Ball featuring music performed by the Bhakailie Branslers Saturday evening.

[EAS] Henry V: Dinner and Shakespeare

The Barony of Carolingia bid you join us on June 6, 2009 from 5 - 10pm in a delectable buffet and an evening of bardic theater to entertain.

Baroness Aurelia Rufinia will begin the evening with a tantalizing Elizabethan repast from her kitchen including a menu of rabbit pies and various other delights.

Following the meal, settle in as the Baronial players present William

Photos from Balfar's Challenge 2009 online

Broom has announced that he has created an album of photos from the recent Balfar's Challenge in the Kingdom of the East.

East Kingdom Crown Tourney combatants announced

Master Phillip the Facetious, East Kingdom Seneschal, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Spring 2009 Crown Tournament.

Queen of the East in the news

Allison Hewett isn't Queen anymore, but that's OK with her. Known until recently in the East Kingdom as Queen Alethea Eastriding, Hewett was interviewed by Keith Whitcomb Jr., a staff writer for the Bennington (NY) Banner about what it is like to be Queen of a "fantasy kingdom," and what it is like to give up your throne.

[EAS] Twa Corbies Tavern

The Twa Corbies Tavern is an SCA event that recreates a little (alas, we are not Le Poulet Gauche) of the flavour and feel of a period tavern. Food and drink will be available for sale instead of served as a dayboard or feast. Performers will attempt to entertain you in return for your applause and, if you're generous, some additional token of appreciation. There will be both a common room for the general populace and for entertainment, and a room for more dedicated and quiet activity.

[EAS] Mudthaw

As winter turns to spring, the world awakens once again. Their Excellencies, Alexander and Rhiannon, Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp, invite the known world to their annual celebration of the thawing of the mud. Their Excellencies are delighted to host Their Royal Majesties, Darius and Alethea, as they search for their next Champions of Arms and Arts.

[EAS] All Things Scribal

Scribal hands are not idle hands, they always seek perfection in the minute, in the delicate aspects of their craft, and in historic perception of their art. For knowledge they seek boundless historical references, for experience they seek each other's council.

[EAS] Tourney of Love

Once again gentles from far and wide will try to unseat the famed “Champion of Love”. Sir Ivan Ulricson has held this honor for so long, it is difficult to find another who has donned the coveted Pink Baldric. Verily, it is time to once again meet mid winter to fight, fence, and make merry. Perhaps this will be the year that Sir Ivan is bested!

Photos from Eastrealm's 12th Night online

Liam St. Liam has created an album of photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Kingdom of the East and has posted them on his Flickr website.

[EAS] Feast of the Fools

Take note that on February 7, 2009, in the middle of the carnival period, will be held on the lands of Bois Ardent (in Trois-Rivieres), the second edition of The Feast of the Fools*. Bring your jingle bells, your masks, your colorful costumes, your inner silliness and your sense of humor in order to give a magical tone to this event. Games of skill and known activities from the A & S of the SCA will be part of the program. Around the end of the afternoon, a Court of the Fools will be held and a prize will be awarded to the gentle who will have earned the title of Fool of the Year.

[EAS] A Season of Change

Despite rumors of increased tension between the Baronies of Iron Bog and Bhakail, a day of festivities has been planned to celebrate the anniversary of Their Excellencies Iron Bog's Investiture.

[EAS] Northern Lights XVIII

Welcome to Northern Lights XVIII, to be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2009 in a small mountain town between the Shire of Mountain Freehold and the Shire of Panthervale. (North-Central Vermont, USA)

"Man for All Seasons" auditions to be held at Birka

Lorcan reports that auditions for the Pennsic production of "A Man for All Seasons" will be held by Masquerade Medieval on the Saturday afternoon of the East Kingdom's Market Day at Birka event, January 31, 2009 in the Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire).

[EAS] Market Day at Birka

Market Day at Birka January 30 & 31, 2009 Barony of Stonemarche, Manchester, NH

East Kingdom 12th Night date moved due to weather

Lady Rosamund d'Alwareton reports that the East Kingdom 12th Night event will be moved to January 17, 2009 due to predicted snow.

[EAS] East Kingdom Twelfth Night

As winter once again flows over the land, snow and ice engulf our kingdom. However, down in the valley, the people have gathered to celebrate Twelfth Night. Inspired by the arms of Her Highness, along with the usual Twelfth Night courts, there will be a masked ball with a blue and silver theme. As dancing many times gets lost at the end of the evening, our ball will be midafternoon, before court. For those more martially inclined, there will be fencing and fighting also available (fighters, in order to use the indoor space, we need to protect the gymnasium floor- please be prepared). And, if that was not enough to fill your day- there will always be merchants, dayboard, youth activities and, most important, socializing with friends.

Mongolia-focused SCA group gains international attention

In New York, computer professional Luigi Kapaj has created the Silver Horde, a reenactment group focused on Mongolian culture within the SCA. The UB Post, an English-language newspaper in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, recently published a feature-length article about the group.

[EAS] Black Rose Masquerade Ball

Brave knights and fair damsels, dress in your finest costume and attend a ball with dance and fun as in ye days of yore! The Crown Barony of the Bridge is proud to announce the date for our Black Rose Masquerade Ball to be held at the URI Student Union on the 14 of March 2009.

[EAS] Winter War 12

Once again, the Shire of the Northern Outpost is proud to offer you a surefire cure for those winter blues... a full day of melee madness! Come enjoy our fantastic indoor site, with plenty of room for melee maneuvers (including combat archery), a full slate of classes for the day, space for fencing, and a wonderful dayboard. Contact the autocrat with any dietary concerns.

[EAS] Baronial Investiture Anniversary of L'Isle du Dragon Dormant

The Barony of L'Isle du Dragon Dormant would like to extend a joyous invitation to all residents of the East Kingdom and beyond to their fair shores on the 7th day of the month of March, AS XLIII, where Her Royal Majesty of the East, Alethea Eastriding, will be in attendance to witness the festivities of the day.

A Message from the Dragon and Tyger Heirs about Pennsic

Their Highnesses Andreas and EikBrandr of the East and Middle Kingdoms have issued an announcement pertaining to Pennsic War 38 which will take place July 24 – August 9, 2009.

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).