An auction will be held at Coronation on August 28, 2021, thanks to the kindness and support of the royalty, as well as the generosity of the populace donating some amazing items for bid (more on that below).
The Barony of Concordia of the Snows lost almost everything it had in a catastrophic storage unit fire in April. When the Seneschal got the call from the Chamberlain that we didn’t have the storage unit any more, surely he meant there was some administrative issue. It took a minute to sink in that a fire had claimed all of the barony’s items. Granted things can be replaced, but what was harder came later… There would be no insurance compensation, because of how the Society is set up administratively.
Long story short, the barony lost its 5 large event tents (one brand new, never even used, another used only once), all its feast gear, all the gold key, historical items, event signage, banners, and on and on. We took some time to assess losses and discuss what we needed and/or wanted to replace. We are in a much better place now, both emotionally and with planning/logistics.
We’re so very thankful for, humbled by and impressed with, the great outpouring of love and the willingness of the populace to help us recover! If you’d like to help and are coming to coronation or know someone who is coming, and want to bid via them, some of the awesome items up for bid include:
- Background music for your gathering
- Concert for your gathering
- Hand forged campfire cookery
- Embroidery book “New Carolingian Modelbook” signed
- Hand knit socks to order
- Something calligraphed to order
- Wool & silk handmade cape
- Bead set, made to order
- Bead making set up kit
- Viking wire weave necklace made to order
- Handmade Sparky parasol
- Handmade silver coin haul
- Fresh roasted world coffees
- and more!
Thanks again to everyone for helping rebuild Concordia!
Janna von Guggisberg