Greetings from the Art of War Event Team
We would truly enjoy having you join us this year! Please remember it is Pre-Reg only, and requires only armor, a good bedroll and your favorite tankard. We supply all meals and snacks, all home made by a team of wonderful chefs and bakers!
We have posted the instructor Biographies and training info on the An Tir event calendar http://www.antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=4007
If you are more a Facebook communicator you can join us there to discuss the event and ask questions. We are SCA-ArtofWar on FB or https://www.facebook.com/ScaArtOfWar/ .
This is a great place to get answers to questions, and learn who else is looking to add to their war band. Classes include everything from heavy fighting and rapier to missile combat and marshalling! We also have a track for war support!
If you want to invite others we welcome you to do so, you can use the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/165180303986135/ Space is limited, and is on a first come first serve basis.
Looking forward to seeing many Great Warriors of An Tir!
Posted For the Art of War Team
Hello List of Glorious Wyewood!
The sun was out for a bit today making me think of Spring and Summer and all the great events that are coming up in the Barony and the Kingdom. At these events there will be lovely Scrolls and Charters needed for the hard working and skilled members of the populous. I need help from new and experienced Scribal members to come out and play with paints and inks with me. Below is the schedule of upcoming Scribal days to add to your calendars.
Sunday, March 19 – Open Scribal from 1:00pm at Alamanda’s house
Sunday, April 2 – Gold Leaf Class at Alamanda’s * FULL
Friday, April 14 – FCS (if there is one this date) PLEASE TURN IN SCROLL BLANKS * I need to inventory so finished or not I need them back.
Wednesday, April 19 – Open Scribal evening 6:00pm at Alamanda’s (soup and breads for dinner)
Sunday, May 7 – Open Scribal from 1:00pm * anyone want to host?
Tuesday, May 23 – Open Scribal evening 6:00pm at Alamanda’s (pot luck?)
All skill levels are welcome to come out and learn the manuscript arts or go through my library of books for fun! I have all the tools and materials you may need to play with and usually send you home with a kit too!
If you have questions about the scribal arts or need the address and directions to my home please email me at claretcup01 @ hotmail. com or call/text 425-306-6224.
Lady Alamanda de Claret
On Sunday, April 2nd I will be teaching a class on flat and raised gold leaf. There will be a hand out with historical references and pictures and you will get to try out the method and techniques using different sizes (glues) and real gold leaf. Each scribe will go home with a small kit of materials and something shiny too. Cost of the class will be $5.00 to cover gold purchase. Limited to 8 people and RSVP needed by March 15th. Please email me or call/text 425 306 6224 to save your space and for the address/directions.
Lady Alamanda de Claret
Wyewood Baronial Scribe
Wyewood Business Meeting
February 24, 2017
* Seneschal – one application has been received (from Liadain)
* Archery – it’s happening. Some of the materials need to be replaced. This weekend (Feb 25 and 26) is Cupid Gets the Shaft
* Heraldry – it’s happening. Considering putting together a consulting night with someone who can consult accept and send in heraldic submissions. This idea was met with excitement and Avine will set up something.
* Rapier – Dearbhail has been managing waivers. A small group of people are attending and one new person is working on being authorized.
* A&S – Activities are happening.
March 10th FCS – Playing with Gold – a discussion of gold leaf led by Alamanda
March 5th, 26th and April 15th – Project Day at Liadain and Ramon’s
March 19th (3rd Sunday) – Scribal (with gold) at Alamanda’s
March 2nd (1st Thursday) – Fiber Night at Starbucks across from IKEA hosted by Escarlamonde
Culinary and music are not happening at this time.
* Chateliane – Alamanda has applied for the position
* Exchequer – Checking balance is $13,655. David Keil(Baron) and Amy Gembala (Seneschal) have been approved as signers on the account.
* Chronicler – not in attendance. Liadain is taking notes
* Chamberlain – not in attendance. We have stuff.
* Webster – not in attendance. Updates are being made to the site and she is working with Tymme on finding a new hosting service.
* Coronet – thanks for st Bubba’s Feast. Her Excellency is heading to Gulf Wars and taking gifts for the Canton of Wyldewode.
* St. Bubba’s Feast (Nov 4th) was successful. More people came than last year. Food was good. Janitor likes us.
* Don Donatello and Lady Constantia are working on a bid for Wyewood Champions.
* Arts Unframed (September 30th) bid by Dame Escarlamonde has been accepted.
* Their Excellencies of Blatha An Or have invited us to join them at their sargeantry trials October 13-15th. Her Excellencies seeks the opinion of the populace. Those in attendance think this is a good idea.
* March 24th.
-Liadain ni Sheanachain
Fiber Night is this week Thursday, March 2. It starts at 7:00 at the Starbucks by Ikea. The address is 8825 S 180th St, Kent, WA 98032. It is on the south side of 180th between Baja Fresh and Jack in the Box See you there!
Reminder that this Sunday is a scribal at Alamanda’s beginning at 1pm.
The Wyewood scroll case has been most happily depleted and needs help from all skill levels to replenish. Also, I will have Kingdom Charters that Their Majesties of An Tir need right away. If you are new and want to try illuminating for the first time I have notecard designs that you can enjoy painting and practice color and brush skills on. Or come for company and look through my library of books for scribal arts, costuming, tablet weaving, and many other areas of the medieval crafts we enjoy practicing.
Please email, call or text me at 425 306 6224 for address and directions.
In service, covered in ink splatters,
Alamanda de Claret, Wyewood Scribe
As you may heard there is a new branch being created in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. This Canton wishes to be called Wyldewode and as their name is similar to Wyewood, they have requested permission of the heralds (and of us) to do so. Wyewood being a group of generous gentles has not only overwhelmingly said yes, but there have been requests (dare I say demands) that they be known as our sister branch.
I am putting together a package of gifts for Her Excellency to take with her to Gulf Wars and deliver to a representative from (the now incipient) Canton of Wyldewode. I am accepting any and all donations for our cousins to the east. These are to be gifts for members of the populace.
I also have a book into which you are invited to write your own words to this new branch; they may be words of welcome, wishes of prosperity, a favorite memory of the SCA, or a beautiful drawing. I am touched by those that have already penned their entry. I will have this book with me at the FCS on February 10th and the meeting on February 24th. If you are unable to attend any of those meetings and would like a message included, please send it to me via email (lady.liadain @ outlook.com) and I will be sure that it is included.
-Liadain ni Sheanachain
Now that I am somewhat rested and have had a bit of time to collect my
thoughts, I would like to offer my thanks to all who helped make this Feast
of St. Bubba a successful event. To any I have missed, I offer apologies.
A team may require a leader, but a leader is nothing without the support and
dedication of their team.
My thanks to Her Majesty Dagrun Stjarna, Baroness Aelisia of Glymm Mere,
Baron Conchobar and Baroness Eilidh of Dragon’s Laire, and Baron Enzio and
Baroness Spike of Madrone for joining us for our humble event.
My thanks to Baroness Alessandra da Montefeltro for the beautiful site
tokens and for managing preregistration. To Lady Alamanda de Claret for
fetching coffee for the sleepy set-up crew. To Don Donatello Asino and
Lady Vilda Leusch for moving supplies to and from site. To M’lord Geoffrey
of the Reeds, M’lady Eadaoin, Don Donatello, Lord Oddr Thialfason, Lord
Gabriel De La Roche, Lady Arabella de Fontaine, and others I did not see or
did not catch their names for set up and take-down. To all those who sat
gate. To Lord John de Percy, M’lady Gwir ferch John, and Lady Petronella
Kovacs for helping to manage table spacing when things got a bit
challenging. To my teachers, Maestra Sara de Bonneville, Lady Adrianna the
Fierce, and Lord Emil of Dragon’s Laire for sharing your knowledge and joy
with us. To Lady Alizand Thorgeirsson nee’ LeFevre for bringing the Youth
and Family Achievement Program display. To Lady Marguerite fitz William for
not only running our Court of Love, but teaching a class about it earlier in
the day. To Lord Ramon Diaz de la Vega for managing our Rapier tournament.
To Lady Wulfwyn Aethelwulfsdottir for creating a lovely box as a prize for
the tourney. To Lady Arabella, Baroness Gabrielle Lepinay, M’lady Gwir, and
M’lady KC for the lovely decorations. To Lady Talveen Kaur for running our
brewing contest. To Lady Liadain ni Sheanachain for running our largess
contest. To Lady Jorunn Aslaksdotter for the lovely music. To Master
Robert Trinitie for running the dessert auction. To Lord Xenos Makellares
for being the auctioneer and for managing servers. To the Barony’s children
and Lady Liadain for serving. To Lady Lianor Pereira do Valle for standing
in for me as Court Coordinator. To Lord Oddr Thialfason for doing me the
honor of performing my Heraldic Baptism. To Lady Sofia de Toledo for the
wonderful lunch. I need the recipe for that chicken and garbanzo bean soup!
To the Madrone Culinary guild for the loan of serving dishes. To Master
Robert and Baron Aladar Stensen for washing dishes. To the wonderful, well
orchestrated kitchen crew. To Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol for all the
advice and guidance you provided.
My deepest thanks to Lord Constantine Trewpeny and Lady Symonne d’Aywaille.
You did so many things I lost track but most especially managing gate. To
Lady Gwendolyn MacAuslane of Loch Lomond, M’lady Gwir, Lady Liadain, Lady
Lianor, and Lady Petronella for tag-team caring for me and reminding me to
care for myself. To Lady Petronella for being my ‘auxiliary brain’ during
the event. To Tymme Lytefelow for creating the website, running lists, and
generally always being there when I needed. To my Co-steward, Baroness
Gabrielle for managing advertising the event, the set-up of the tourney, and
a million other things. To Lady Rignach of Argyll, for your unending “can
do” attitude, support, and faith in me. The menu that you and Countess
Elisabeth presented was wonderful.
And finally, to Baron Evrard and Baroness Alessandra and to the Great Barony
of Wyewood for allowing me a chance to showcase our hospitality and
celebrate the accomplishments of our fellows and the joy we take in The
Lady Avine de Hert
Steward, Feast of St. Bubba
After 4 years as Chatelaine, I’m ready to hand over the keys to the
Baronial Castle, with permission of their Excellencies and the
Seneschal of course!
Normally it’s a 2 year term, with options for renewal.
The Chatelaine/Steward is the prime person to provide information to
new comers, both new to the SCA and new to the area. You would also
be the person to coordinate demos – although some of our demos happen
because of connections within the Barony. You’re responsible on
reporting number of newcomer contacts, newcomers at events,
participation on demos, and use of Gold Key to the Coronets (B&B),
Seneschal, and Kingdom Chatelaine in the form of quarterly reports.
You should be able to attend events that the Barony sponsors (feasts,
tournaments, etc) in order to greet any newcomers and help them feel
Although my phone number is published, I rarely get phone calls
anymore. Requests for info generally come via email, and sometime
I’d like to “retire” at the end of the 1st quarter (Jan, Feb, March).
Yours in Service to the Dream,
THL Gwendolyn MacAuslane of Loch Lomond
We were contacted by the Lion’s Blood Herald with a question.
To the south and east in the lands of Ansteorra (Oklahoma) lies a Canton that is
currently submitting for their name. They wish to be called ‘Wyldewode’
pronounced “Wildwood.” Each branch/person in the SCA has a unique name and Arms
when they are registered. This is obviously very close our branch’s name and the
College of Heralds noticed and called it a conflict.
However it did not end there as anyone who has a name/device conflict can ask
the one they are conflicting with for permission to do so. Wyldewode is asking
permission to conflict with our barony’s name.
We are asking for commentary on this matter as it affects all of us.
Please come to the FCS this Friday for the business meeting so we may give
Lion’s Blood a speedy but thoughtful reply. If you cannot make it to the social
please contact us through our email email@example.com with your opinion.
Evrard and Alessandra