The Shire of Quintavia has discovered gold and more in our hills, and, while the Barony of Smoking Rocks has graciously “guarded” our mining operations for the last year, Quintavia has many neighbors who may wish to “liberate” us from this arrangement.
The following is a partial understanding of the goings on that have happened in and around the Shire of Quintavia.
February 13th, AS L, Carolingian Service University, Baron Colin of Carolingia and Citizen Ulrich von der Insel of Bridge begin plotting an alliance for the upcoming event.
March 12th, AS L, Black Rose Ball, Clothilde and Ulrich usurp Baron Eloi, taking control of the Barony of the Bridge. Word of the growing tensions in the Central Region is overheard in Royal Court.
AS LI – gold is discovered in Quintavia
September 3rd, AS LI, Smoking Rocks Baronial Investiture, the Dread Baron Richard Leviathan leads his forces to seize control of Quinatvia’s gold mines, allegedly in an attempt to block Carolingia from doing the same.
September 17th, AS LI, Falling Leaves in Exile, Carolingia pledges to overthrow Smoking Rocks’ intolerable interference.
February 18th, AS LI, Ice Weasel 12, Quintavia pays tribute to Smoking Rocks.
March 11th, AS LI, Novice Schola & Birthday Feast, Bergental pinky swears to come to Quintavia to combat Smoking Rocks’ aggression.
What’s more, our miners have recently discovered a magnificent stone that glows with an inner light.
There shall be competitions and Melees in all of the combat arts(Heavy List, Fencing, Archery, and Thrown Weapons), A&S challenges for artisans, War Points specifically encouraging Youth participation, and even a riddle contest.
In addition, Dancing and Feasting (Please pre-reg!) will be had by all. Finally the Shire of Quintavia invites one and all into a party at their encampment the Friday night of the event.
The site does have tenting facilities, please Pre-Reg to ensure spaces.
As part of the event Households in about Quintavia have issued challenges with the winners receiving renown for there the Baronies.
House Fiori – Quintavian Colors Challenge
The Defender of Quintavia shall be chosen from among those residents who present anything green and white, or green, or white. This is to represent the shire colors. Hurrah for the green and white!! Long may our banner wave!
House Lochleven – Practical Garb
Duke Edward and Mistress Cassandra wish to see your practical garb. Whether for smithing, nursing, cooking, plowing, or viking, show off your plain, stained, efficient, or comfy garb.
House Thorgeir – Viking Embellishment
Countess Svava encourages one and all to engage in Viking Embellishment, whether in trim, embroidery, carving, or storytelling.
House Darostur – Flamingus:
“We of House Darostur. enjoying the finer things in life, such as decorative lawn ornamentation, inflatable creatures, and nylon structures invite the populace to expound on their appreciation of the most noble of birds found throughout our fair Shire and the Known World…the Noble Flamingo. Such expressions of wonder and thoughtfulness will be judged using the arcane and dubious methodology that this Noble House is best known for. Creativity and flair should be used to great affect and will indeed be remarked upon by all of the Household.”
Bring your finest flamingo festooned forms for display Saturday and earn your Barony the Darostur War Point (and maybe some gracefully awkward prizes).
House Viborg is sponsoring a Dirty Dozen Largess challenge!
Each entrant must make 12 items of largess to be given to the Crown. There is no limit on the number of entries. These can be sets of the same item (12 pairs of earrings) or a suite of items to showcase the breadth of an artist’s talent.
More information can be found at the event website, including the pre-reg form.
All are invited to come support the Shire’s neighbors in their bids to see which Barony shall earn the right to bear the Arkenstone!
This event is co-sponsored by the Shire of Quintavia, the Barony of Carolingia, and the Barony of Bergental, please do come.
The class scheduler, Mistress Barbeta Kyrkeland, is still looking for teachers to teach classes in the following categories:
- A&S (particularly scribal, woodworking, leatherworking, lampworking, blacksmithing, beer-making, metalworking, etc.)
- Cooking & Food
- SCA Life
- Music & Dance
- Garb (particularly looking for a simple tunic class)
- Youth 10-16
- Youth 6-9
- children 1-5
If you are available to teach at thsi event, please contact Mistress Barbeta firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you be coming to the Yule Event held by the Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Bergental on December 5th? Their Majesties will be in attendance, and Curia will also be held. The Event Steward, Ciara McRobbie, has provided a schedule so people can plan their day. More information about the event can be found at the event announcement on the East Kingdom website.
Schedule for the Day:
9:00 Site Opens
9:00 Archery Range Opens (weather permitting)
10-10:30am Morning Court
10:30-11:30 A&S Class: Middle-Class Elizabethan Women’s Garb: Show and Tell-The Worshipful Company of Their Majesties Underwear
10:30-11:30 A&S Class: Cross Stitch: SCA myths and extant examples-Lady Mariot Carllein
10:30-1:30 A&S Class: Making yarn dolls in period-Erszebet
10:30 Bergental Rapier Championship Tourney
11:00 Yule Spear Tourney
11:00-11:40 Family Activities-Make orange pomanders Madame Perronnelle de Croy
12:00 “A Yultide Fencing Tourney”
12:30 Bergental Heavy List Champions Tourney
1:00-3:00 Youth Combat List
1:30 Family Activities-Plague Rat Game Mdme Perronnelle de Croy (space/weather permitting)
1:30-2:30 A&S Class: Blackwork Embroidery-Sybill Teller
1:30-2:30 A&S Class: Basic leather work-Mistress Camma da Daraich
1:30-3:00 Heraldic Consultation
1:30-3:30 A&S Class: Build a laminated English longbow-Axel B. Boy
1:30-4:00 Athena’s Thimble Panel
2:30-3:30 A&S Class: Beginning Brewing-Max the Executioner
4:00 Afternoon Court
6:00 Yule Ceremonies
9:00 Site Closes
The event will be held in Springfield, MA, and full event details can be found online at the East Kingdom Website.
Bergental’s Novice Schola will be held on March 14th, 2015, in Springfiled, MA and the event is currently recruiting teachers to create entry-level classes of all types. Any A&S, Garb, Food, Martial, History, and SCA Life classes are welcome.
This year there are two specialty tracks that are especially welcome. One is for classes intended for “tween” aged members, defined as youngsters between the ages of 8 or 9 and 14 or 15. Mistress Annestrina will be coordinating this set of classes, and will have a dedicated youth room for the entire day for her teachers.
Second, since the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt will occur in 2015, there will be a track of classes for anything having to do with Agincourt: 15th century life, the battles, the Kings, the history leading up to the battle or after it occurred. Lord Griffin Dunham is coordinating this track.
Put on your thinking caps, and contact Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland who is managing classes for the Schola with your class ideas as soon as possible.
Be Merry, Good Friends! Bergental and the Barony Beyond the Mountain unite once more to celebrate Yule and you are all invited guests. Traditional festivities include merchants, performances, music, games and family activities, A&S Classes, Heraldic Consultation, the Yule Ceremony, a Mysterious Stranger and a few surprises.
Our joyous Yule festivities will be graced by Their Royal Majesties King Edward and Queen Thyra.
First Congregational Church of West Springfield
20 Lathrop Street
Springfield, MA 01089
The Site Opens at 10am and Closes at 10pm
Site Fees, including Dayboard:
Adults: $10 prereg/$13 at the door
Children ages 6-17: $8 prereg/$10 at the door
Family cap for site fee = $36 prereg/$46 at the door
$5.00 non-member surcharge added where applicable and in addition to the family cap.
Pre-registrations MUST BE RECEIVED by Wednesday November 26th.
If you live in Canada, please contact Mistress Pagan to arrange pre-registration without extra currency conversion fees.
Feast Fees: $10 per person occupying a chair, regardless of age, and in addition to the family cap.
WE WILL NOT be accepting feast reservations after the cut-off date of November 26th.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER if you wish to eat the feast!
Make checks payable to: “SCA MA, Inc., Barony of Bergental”.
Send Reservations to:
Mistress Pagan Graeme (Yolanda Graham)
36 Stratford Terrace, Springfield MA 01108
Autocrat contact info:
Mistress Eleanore MacCartheigh (Phred Jenkins)
Lady Ciara McRobbie (Anne Akin)
Royal Bardic Champions will take place at Novice Schola in the Barony of Bergental on March 8. This event is traditionally for newcomers to learn about life in the Society, and thus there is no site fee required. Donations to defray the site cost are gratefully accepted.
The event will take place at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Springfield, MA. Their Excellencies Bergental will be cooking a dayboard, which will be a separate fee still to be determined. Instead of a feast, they will be taking names for reservations at the Munich Haus Restaurant in Chicopee.
For further information, contact Sir Cedric of Armorica.
At Bergental/BBM Yule on Dec 8th, we’ll hold a COOKIE SALE to benefit the Royal Travel Fund. This has become a very popular part of our festive celebrations over the past few years. We need your cookies! Please bake and donate!
Cookies do not need to follow period recipes. We do ask that you include a copy of your ingredients list, so anyone concerned about allergies can check it. Please put them in ziplock bags or the like – we cannot be responsible to return containers.
You may bring your cookies with you to the event or you may entrust them to someone on the Atkins diet to deliver for you. You may get them to me directly: I will be at Bergental practice Wednesday night, and at the Bergental Baronial meeting on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Many thanks & happy baking!
Mistress Jovonne d’Esprit
d/b/a the Cookie Elf