Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23 the Incipient Riding of Ravensbridge will be hosting a weekend-long demo and medieval encampment at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Auburn, Maine. This festival draws over 100,000 people annually to view the hot air balloons and learn about and support a variety of local nonprofit organizations — this year, including the SCA! Continue reading
Great Northeastern War (okay, Great Northeastern Judicial Dispute) this year was fought between the Barony of Endewearde and the Province of Malagentia over the tolls charged in Malagentia. Opening ceremonies began with a grand procession of the Barony of Endewearde, many in black and gold garb, to the fighting field, where the forces of Malagentia and its allies were arrayed. Baron Ane du Vey pointed out to His Imperial Majesty, that not only are Endeweardians being taxed for going through Malagentian territory, their own people are likewise taxed, and none of these taxes have reached the kingdom coffers. Colonel Christian Woolfe, seneschal of Malagentia, presented Malagentia’s case, and the Emperor decided that this could only be resolved by fighting. And anyway, as he said in court several times, he loves fighting. There were many war (judicial conflict) points. The judicial conflict ended with Endewearde
being vindicated and winning the war. Here are the results:
Heavy: Endewearde 2, Malagentia 1
Fencing: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 2 (Endewearde won the Youth Fencing, as all the entrants were Endeweardians, Malagentia won the five person melee and the castle battle, Endewearde won the field battle, and Thomas of Effingham was undefeated in the Cut and Thrust tourney and had declared for Endewearde).
Archery: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 0 (Krakken probably singlehandedly won the clout shoot with a near perfect score of 23)
Thrown Weapons: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 0
Arts and Sciences: Endewearde 1, Malagentia 3 (Malagentia has scholars and artisans, but Endewearde has brewers). Malagentia also took the shopping point
There were many allies helping Endewearde prove that the taxation of the roads in Malagentia were unjust. Here is a partial listing: Barony of Havre des Glace, Barony of L’ile Dragon Dormant, Barony of Stonemarche, and the Barony of Bergental. The three Thunder clans also joined Endewearde on the fields of battle. The Emperor of the East, Brennan, declared for Endewearde and brought his people with him. He sided with Endewearde to make the sides as even as possible (and probably because he hadn’t yet gotten his cut of the road taxes…). ;) The Empress joined Endewearde’s forces on the fencing field. Standing with Malagentia were Serpentius and the Barony of Carolingia (and possibly others I have missed).
Several fundraisers were held over the weekend, and over $1500 was raised for the Pennsic State Dinner fund. There were donation jars at Baconpalooza and Papa’s Bar at the End of the World, and Smokehaus and the Second Wurst Fundraiser sold sausages, and hot dogs with all the fixings.
Court was so long that there had to be an intermission in the middle, but many worthy people were recognized. Duke Kenric read an AoA scroll in Anglo-Saxon which had been written by Aneleda Falconbridge. There were several emotional moments, including when Camille des Jardins, newest OGR, was presented with a pin made by Master Gregory Finche for Don Jehan Fitzalan. The capstone was the induction of Maxton Gunn and Anna Mickel von Salm into the Order of the Laurel, with the presentation of handmade medallions and books.
At closing ceremonies a treaty was signed and gifts of good will were
given. Malagentia gifted Endewearde with a hand made wooden candle lantern with one side bearing the moon of Malagentia and the other the tower of Endewearde; Master Christian Woolfe made this lovely gift! Endewearde’s gift to Malagentia included the following items: 2 rattan swords made by Lord William, a throwing javelin made by Lord Seamus, a pile of vambraces (arm guards) for archery made by Godric and other archers who shared the work, and a silk heraldic banner made by Lady Yzabel.
(Thanks to Baroness Sylvia du Vey for this article, which I have edited and added to)
Brita Mairi Svensdottir
The Province of Malagentia recently announced the schedule of classes for the Heavy List University event, being held this Saturday, April 12th in Eliot, Maine. Full details (including class times, event directions, lunch information, event location, and cost) can be found in the official East Kingdom announcement, or on the Malagentian website.
Classes include ‘Intermediate Sword and Shield’ (taught by Duke Kenric aet Eastseaxe), ‘Historiacal Polearm techniques’ (taught by Duke Vissevald Selkirkson), ‘Movement, Measure and Power in Armored Combat’ (taught by Duke Lucan von Drakenkalue), ‘Two Sword’ (taught by Master Julien de la Pointe), as well as classes taught by Sir Ankara Lig Niki, Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy, Baron Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork, Lord Tiernana, and Lord William Ravenhair. The day will also include a demonstration of historical cut and thrust techniques.
The Tyger and Bucket Tavern (Saturday September 14th at 5:00 PM in South Hiram, Maine) is Malagentia’s semi-annual non-event event. Run with a skeleton staff of serving wenches and kitchen crew it seeks to bring the local community together by allowing everyone in attendance to participate in the central activities: schmoozing and eating.
The brain-child of Lady Honig von Sommerfeldt, currently Chatelaine for the Province of Malagentia, this event strives to be a fun event for the old timers who come to catch up with friends old and new, as well as an easy event for a newcomer to attend. Where other events are centered around activities that must be a developed skill before one can participate (such as fighting, archery, arts & sciences displays etc.) you don’t need to know how to do anything but eat to have a great time at this event and be a full participant in the goings-on. This will be the eighth incarnation of the Tavern, which materializes Brigadoon-like from the mists each spring and fall. There is an unwritten low-regalia dress code that helps new people feel at ease and lets those folks who wear the burden of peerage, crown, or coronet set it down for an evening and be “just like regular folks”. Continue reading
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
By popular demand, Great Northeastern War (Province of Malagentia, Hebron Maine) is making a small but important change for this, it’s 27th year – it’s opening a day earlier. “Because the site is a modern campground,” notes this year’s autocrat, Lord Quentus Quinctilius Mortis, “we’ve always had people who wanted to come and camp on Thursday to get a full day of eventing in on Friday. This year we’re happy to be able to provide that.” The site will open on Thursday, July 11th at 5 pm, and a full day of activities are scheduled for Friday. Continue reading
Though the days are warm and the season of battle rages wildly around us, it is the wise warrior who also looks to the future and the coming autumn when a full harvest moon rises over the land and the summer’s adventures are all but memories.
The Province of Malagentia (Southern Maine) invites one and all to our Harvest Moon Shoot to be held on September 14th at the fabulous Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in the town of South Hiram, ME.
The day will feature something for everyone including a wide range of archery competitions for young and old, novice and veteran, as well as a series of Malagentian Provincial Championship tournaments including archery, heavy list and thrown weapons. There will also be a lighthearted rapier tournament.
Malagentia’s favorite bar the Tyger and Bucket Tavern will be joining the Harvest Moon Shoot this year to provide merriment, food, and fun long into the evening. This will be run as a separate event and an announcement will be available soon.
All Things Scribal – Late Winter Northern Edition
MARCH 9th, 2013
Eliot Baptist Church
912 Harold Dow Highway
Eliot, Maine 03903
Greetings to the East! We are looking for teachers for ALL THINGS SCRIBAL! We would love teachers for all levels of classes.
- Do you want to teach but don’t know what to teach? Contact Honig or Camille and we can tell you what some of the “requested” classes are. For example, I would like someone who is very good at fixing mistakes to hold a class. Please show scribes how to scrape, dab, cover, fudge and fix those scrolls that need it. Nobody wants to learn how to fix on a scroll that is due in a few days.
- Do you have a talent for writing words? We would love to know some of your process! How do you make it look so easy?
- Do you have a little trick you would like to share? We are going to set up stations for the 30 Second Scribal University…for example: I want a refresher on how to use an Ames lettering guide but don’t need to sit through the beginning calligraphers class.
- Would you like to consult on scrolls? Someone may be having trouble with a small part of the process and the nearest scribe lives far away.
To join in the fun, or simply ask a question, please email:
We can also be reached over Facebook.
Saturday, March 9, 2013.9:00am until 5:00pm..
Eliot Baptist Church 912 Harold Dow Highway Eliot Maine 03903
Join the Provice of Malagentia and the scribes of the East for a day of scribal learning and camaraderie. We are currently seeking instructors for both beginner and advanced classes as well as a experiment called the “30-Second U”. The site is almost in NH so do not be an afraid to join us! Please check back for a class list and schedule as the date gets closer. We will have a manned scribal display so please plan to bring your work and a drool bib. We are also chaining our Laurel Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe to a table in the afternoon to be a scribal consultant… Would anyone like to join her?
No preregistration for the event yet we would love to know what friends will be joining us.
The event site is smoke free. No smoking anywhere on the site including the parking lot.
A hearty dayboard is included with site fee.
Site fee: $10 (members) $15 (non-members)