Kingdom of Meridies

[MER] Diverse Pleasures V

Join us for a day of pleasuring the mind through interesting and entertaining classes. This event will include topics so diverse that everyone will find something to love.

We will keep young ones (5+) busy with a Bocce' tournament while the parents feast their minds. For the body, a sumptuous Irish feast from the kitchen of Baron Sir Jean Claude of Adlerstaat. For the less intellectually interested, an area will be available for pickup fighting, weather permitting. Classes include: Blacksmithing, Embroidery, Medieval Games and much more! Fund-raiser lunch, silent auction, and merchants! Schedule and more information will be posted as it becomes available. If there are any dietary concerns, please contact the Feastcrat. Location:
Canton Des Forges (Birmingham, Alabama)

[MER] Much Ado About Something

Please join the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep for a fantastic weekend of fun, fighting, and frolicking.

Visit Merry Old England during the War of the Roses. Fight in a William and Marshall Tourney for Lancaster or York. Take a side trip to Messina to enjoy The Bard; scenes from Much Ado About Nothing will be performed throughout the event – Laugh at Beatrice and Benedick’s verbal fencing as they steadfastly deny their love for each other and gasp at the perfidy of Don John! Learn new skills in many classes. Get stuffed at a sumptuous feast featuring dishes from Shakespeare’s comedies. Dance to your heart’s content at the revel. Much Ado is an authorized RUM Collegium for Practical Arts and the Military College. Location:
Shire of Okeborne Keep (Cottondale, Alabama)

Teachers needed for Gulf Wars

Share your passion and knowledge about a subject with others. We are taking sign up for anyone to volunteer to teach at this next Gulf Wars.

[MER] War Practice

The Fighters of Rising Stone are planning a BIG WAR PRACTICE SUNDAY DEC 9 at 1PM at Old Fort Park in MURFREESBORO TN.

The main focus is WAR FIGHTING, but there will be plenty of time for pick ups too.


Please support the Meridian Army and show up... it may be a BIG PRACTICE, but it wont be as big as it can be unless YOU show up!!

Map to OFP Golf Clup should get you there. Location:
Shire of Rising Stone (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

Beowulf for Children

Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.

Meridies RUM photos online

Lord Eirikr Bjarnylr of the Shire of The Eagle in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom's Royal University on SmugMug.

Pillage on the Plains IV photos online

Eirikr Bjarnylr has posted an album of photos from the recent Pillage on the Plains IV event which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

[MER] Glad Tydings

The leaves are beginning to fall, the air is turning brisk, and the daylight lasts just a bit less each day. Soon, the trees will be bare and the chill of winter will fill Meridian hearts. Perhaps we just need a bit of Glad Tydings!

Mark your calendars now for Glad Tydings: A New Year's Celebration, January 5, 2008! Vulpine Reach is throwing an Elizabethan Winter Festival to commemorate our Thirtieth Anniversary and you're invited! Plenty of food to Location:
Shire of Vulpine Reach (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Knights entertain, teach at Georgia Medieval Festival

Armored knights were one of the draws at the recent Medieval Festival, a fundraiser for the Oatland Island Wildlife Center near Savannah, Georgia. The activities included an armored combat demonstration, chainmail-making, Middle Eastern dancing and jugglers.

[MER] Gatalop XXIV

Join us in the Fortress by the Sea! Come prepare for the upcoming War Season with the varied scenarios of fighting in the fort (SPEARS ALLOWED IN THE BRIDGE BATTLE). There will be both heavy and light fighting till you drop!

The Barony of the Osprey presents
Gatalop XXIV - Islands of Fun in the Sun
October 26-28, 2007 Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Alabama

Archery and other live weapon competitions will be held Saturday if the wind cooperates (Autocrats’ discretion). Youth class, Tourney, and Melee in the Fort! Saturday, Armor inspection is at 8am; fighting starts at 9am. We have several interesting classes on the schedule for the non-fighters. Location:
Barony of the Osprey (Dauphin Island, Alabama)

Sir Caspar victorious in Meridies Crown Tourney

Lady Flannait of the Shire of Beau Fort reports that Sir Caspar, inspired by Lady Cecilia, was the victor of the October 13, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Meridies.

[MER] Silver Hammer Tourney

The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer Tourney October 26-28, 2007

Come join us at Big Ridge State Park to celebrate the fall with our traditional Silver Hammer Tourney.

Friday Night:
From Master William McNaughton:
The Autocrat of this year's Silver Hammer has asked me to produce some kind of performing arts on Friday Night. I wish to announce a performing arts "Thing." Bring your songs, your stories, and your dances, and your playlets. I will be awarding prizes at my whim and setting categories at random, depending on who turns out. The competition will be in an open format. Documentation will give you a bonus, but is not required. Location:
Barony of Thor's Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Meridies Welcomes A New Viking

Mistress Solveig Ericsdottir and husband Ziggy of the Barony of Thor's Mountain welcome into Meridies young miss Solvi Bryce Keyes Thompson, born on October 2 at a healthy 9lb 7oz (4.3 kg) and 21 inches (53 cm) long!

[MER] Castle Wars V

Come visit the lovely seaside resort of Elsinore, where princes and kings have dined, loved, fought, and died....

Sandy Beach Park
Lake Tobesofkee
Macon Georgia

November 16-18, 2007

Event Steward
Lady Elewyiss the Jew
elewyiss (at) gmail (dot) com

When you send in your check, send or email Yves all of that information you usually write on the form - Modern name, Society name, Membership number, Membership expiration date, what you're paying for (adult, minor, child, daytrip, camping, feast). If he has your email address, he'll send you a confirmation message. If you don't have email, include your phone number and he'll call you with the confirmation. Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Macon, Georgia)

Heavy combat escalates to mock fisticuffs in Meridies

Squire Conrad has posted a video on YouTube of Aengus and Lex boxing, in full armor, at the recent Meridies Grand Tourney.

Photos from Red Tower

Rukiyah al-Zarqa has published an album of photos from the recent Red Tower event which took place September 21-23, 2007 in the Barony of the South Downs, Kingdom of Meridies.

[MER] Unchained Doom XX

One stormy afternoon amidst hail the size of boulders, a tradition was born. Help us return to our roots and celebrate the founding of our Shire. Twenty years ago our foundation was poured, join us as we celebrate our signature event, Unchained Doom 20. Join us as we gather our founders, the Roll of the Legion of Doom, and all those who wish to be a part of history for a weekend of fighting, feasting and friendship. Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Blountsville, Alabama)

A New Pelican is made in Meridies

As the beams from heaven shone upon the regal crowns of Meridies, Master Alexander Ravenscroft opened court for TRM Boru and Deirdre, summoning the Order of the Pelican and the populace of Meridies to gather for the elevation of THLady Aislinn Chaomhanach the morning of September 8, 2007.

[MER]Northern Cavalry Practice

Greetings Riders of Merdies, Just a friendly reminder, the Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday September 29, 2007 in Mentone Alabama.

We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list (logansilveraxe @ so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Mentone, Alabama

Danelaw XVI: Pilgrimage to Holywell

Danelaw: Pilgrimage to Holywell, The Feast of St. Winifred Take a hard blow to the head? Lose a leg or arm in that last battle? Suffer a killing blow?

Take a drink of the miraculous waters of Holywell and find yourself restored to health and vigor, ready to fight yet another battle!

But Danelaw is is not just about the fighting! Learn about the artistry of Abbeys through Hands-on, Family-friendly activities like Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Rutledge, Georgia)

Tourney of the Foxes photos and video online

Sara van der Goes has posted a photo album and video from the recent Tourney of the Foxes event in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Black Rose

From the earliest of times man has honed his skills with weapons by competing against his friends in tests of skill. From throwing knives and axes into target butts to English longbowmen holding all out archery tournaments every Sunday afternoon, friendly competition is the perfect way to hone your "killin' skills".

Cumberland Centre 3409 Gillespie Lane Columbia, Tennessee 38401

Shire of Crimson River (Columbia, Tennessee)

Photos from Meridies RUM 2007

Eirikr has posted photos from the recent RUM in the Kingdom of Meridies on the SmugMug website.

Meridian Triple Elevation at Tourney of the Foxes

As Their Royal Majesties Boru and Deirdre sat in court at Tourney of the Foxes (Shire of Vulpine Reach), the populace assembled to witness not one, not two, but three elevations, one each to all three Orders of Peerage.

Meridies A&S photos and video online

Mistress Maysun al-Rasheeqa, Minister of Arts and Sciences for the Kingdom of Meridies, has announced that photos and videos of entries, both static and performance, in the recent Kingdom A&S Competition are available to view online.

Red Tower XXXV

The Red Tower Tournament has a long tradition of attracting the top fighters in Meridies. There will be plenty of armored combat and rapier combat with many activities for non-combatants.

5:00p Troll/registration opens

8:00a Waking call
8:00 Breaking the fast (until 9am)
9:00 Armor inspection begins
9:30 First class hour begins
10:00 Chivalric combat and rapier combat begin, much more fighting will follow Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Rutledge, Georgia)

Meridies Selects Two New Pelicans

Their Royal Majesties Boru IIII and Deirdre II of Meridies announced at R.U.M. (Royal University of Meridies) on July 21, 2007 the elevation of THLady Aislinn Chaomhanach and THLord Cuhelyn Cam vap Morcant into the Order of the Pelican.

All Things Middle Eastern/Knights Gambit

Welcome one and all for ALL the fighting you can stand! Fight those elusive Knights you've heard about but haven't met. Show them how well you handle your sword, and learn well how to take a hit. Armor inspection starts at 8:45 am and ends at 9:45 am sharp. There will be a squire and men-at-arms list, double elimination. LIST STARTS AT 10:15

Afterwards there will be a training session with the Knights and fighters- one on one until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax. Speaking of feasts...come enjoy a fighters meal! With enough grub to give you a belly full! Location:
Shire of Brantestone (Mckenzie, Alabama)

Meridies Coronation

The Barony of the Osprey is proud to host the CORONATION of Maximillian III and Lethrenn III

Fort Gaines is a Civil War Fortress situated on the sandy white beaches of the Gulf. Legend has it that Prince Madoc of Wales landed here in 1171. Now the site will be remembered as the Coronation site of Maximillian and Lethrenn!

Site opens at 4pm Friday. There are no beds at this site, but there is crash space for 100 inside the fort. Period tents are allowed within the fort, nonperiod tents are allowed outside the walls on the grass. There is NO electricity. Shower facilities are across the street at the mundane campground(your shower ticket is included in the site cost). If you want to stay in the campground, call (251) 861-2742 for reservations. Military personnel might try renting a cottage at the Coast Guard Recreation Center. Location:
Barony of the Osprey (Dauphin Island, Alabama)

Northern Cavalry Practice

The Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday July 28 in Mentone Alabama. We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list ( so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Mentone, Alabama)