This year’s joint Bergentall/BBM Yule Celebration will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, in Barony Beyond the Mountain (New Britain, CT). Continue reading »
The new Shire of Avonmore in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara announces their first event, to be held Nov. 16 in Saint Marie, NB…
As it is known that the Shire of Avonmore (being a wild and newly settled land) is filled with outlaws, brigands, and highwaymen and even its coastal waters are filled with pirates, the Foresters have come to civilize the region. Loyal to the Crown of the East and to its landed nobility, the Foresters patrol the wild green woods where men in heavy armor fear to tread. No more shall travelers between the Shire of Lyndhaven and the Barony of Ruantallan come to harm in the dark forests of Avonmore as the foresters now protect the way.
The Foresters Fall feast and Faire is the year end celebration of the harvest and the hunt, a day of games, fellowship and feasting! Continue reading »
Excerpts From a Report by Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir
On a fine October day, the Endewearde Hunt for the Unicorn took place. Many activities were enjoyed: A&S classes seemed to be enthusiastically attended, the hurley players had a great time, the children conducted a successful cattle raid, the thrown weapons range was always busy, and many people participated in archery. There were 18 Endeweardian archers who participated in the baronial challenge, which was finally won by Lord Eoin an Doire. Baroness Aneleda’s Enchanted Ground was attended by about ten people who shared poems, songs, music and stories and Aneleda gave brooches made by her to all those who came. New people added their voices to singing around the fire on Saturday night, and Papa’s Bar at the End of the World did a roaring business. The Brewers’ Round Table was attended by brewers of all degrees of experience and Sylvia thought it went very well.
Harvest Moon Shoot is coming right up. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in South Hiram, Maine. There are some great things in store. https://www.facebook.com/events/1385201558359050/
The site is spacious and rain resistant, with covered areas for most or all of the activities.
Archery is the focus of the day, with a hunt theme. Alexandre and Adrienne and their crew will be marshaling the fields, with standard and friend & foe targets, and Iain will be running the Wood’s Walk, a roving range through a forest path with 3D targets.
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Populace War Points
This year there were three different war point shoots in which ALL archers could participate. This has been the case for many years, although the presentation, scoring and numbers of attempts differ. The populace shooting was offered Sunday through Thursday, so archers had five opportunities to shoot each of the three war point shoots. Before the week of shooting began, it was also ruled that archers did not have to do each attempt on separate days — they could make their own schedules and even shoot all fifteen parts on the same day if they wished to. This made it much easier for busy folk with many obligations to still make significant contributions to the war effort. Continue reading »
There were 47 war points to be won this Pennsic. The detailed breakdown of the points below is based on reports received by the Gazette. We have been unable to confirm the Armored Bridge and Tower battle point tallies. If the reports we received are correct, the East took 42 of the 47 points.
Before the start of the tournament, King Gregor and Queen Kiena addressed the archers and wished them well, then convened a short Court, where they presented a Bowman badge to Lady Alexandra Krakkensdottir, and inducted Lady Siobhan Inghean Cormaic into the Order of the Sagittarius.
The competition consisted of three parts: a ten station roving range, a friend/foe shoot, and a long-distance shoot. The Royalty of the East all participated in the shooting throughout most of the day. Groups of four archers from each side went through the roving course, where they were faced with such creative shoots as apples, a swimming fish, candleabras, fox and sheep, and other challenges. The East scored a total of 4371 points to the Midrealm’s 3489.
While the Midrealm archers shot at the long-distance shoot, the archers of the Eastern team shot the friend/foe shoot. This year the target depicted Merida (from “Brave”) and the object was to shoot wisps or the moon and witch for positive points, and to avoid hitting Merida for negative points. The East netted 82 points (after deducting 11 negatives) to the Midrealm’s 54 points (with 18 negatives).
The final shoot for the East was at the long distances. Each archer shot 3 arrows or bolts from each of 4 lines, at a castle turret containing two archer guards. The farthest line was estimated at about 120 yards, and the closest about approximately 50 yards. The East scored a total of 421 points, and the Midrealm earned 328 points.
The Eastern Champions took all three parts of the competition, thus earning one war point for the Eastern War effort. Vivant! Each member of the victorious team contributed an arrow or bolt which will be presented to the Queen later in Court.
(Photo by Duke Edward Grey)
There will be many classes to choose from at the University at the upcoming Great Northeastern War XXVI!
Friday, July 12, 2013
- Lucien de Wyntre – So You Wanna be a Fencing Marshal?
- Anita – Make your own Soapstone Suported Spindle
- Skye St. Andrews – Making Clover Honey
- Arastorm – Palmistry
- Petra of Winding Waters – China in Period Bingo
- Elgiva Wilhelm – Constructing the Kirtle: a class on drafting a timeless pattern Continue reading »
Written by Patricio Enriquez, Bishop of Soria
This be the history of the feud that took place between the Crafty Baron Fergus MacRae of Carolingia, called by some “Guiscard”, and Nest verch Tangwistel, the Baroness of Smoking Rocks, called by some “The Sainted”. May the Arbiter of the Universe whose hand moves the quill that pens the life of men be my judge if this is not a True and Just accounting.
In Ano Societa XXXXVII in the late winter outriders of the Baron Fergus were noted and seen moving among the northern towns of Smoking Rocks. Often disguised as Merchants they had traveled thru the northernmost marches of the peaceful villages and demesnes of Smoking rocks seeking weakness and to sow turmoil. Continue reading »