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
Greetings glorious barony!
Now that the dust has settled and we can think clearly once again we would
like to express how amazing last weekend was. From setup to clearing out
the last items of 12th Night everything seemed to run so smoothly it looked
But we know better than that don’t we? A huge amount of effort was put
into the event bid, team organization and execution by our Lady Liadain,
our esteemed event steward. She epitomized such professionalism that even
the hotel staff was inspired by her and her notebook! Thank you good Lady
for making the barony look so good. TRM’s were quite impressed and enjoyed
everything calling it a “super job.”
There are so many to thank who supported a grand event like this.
Xenos, for your wrangling the merchants, and notably getting them packed
out before deadline, most impressive!
Constantine, for travelling out the icy wastes of Three Mountains with your
family to come and take charge of gate, well done. Every time the baron
thought he would come and help it was “Thanks Excellency, we got this
To the captains and all those who took a shift at gate, your genuine smiles
made so many feel welcome to be in Wyewood. Your knowledge of the site and
the event helped ease many concerns. You did us all proud, thank you.
Sofia, thank you for making sure the numbers at gate added up and were
correct. It’s such a comfort to know someone so thorough is checking!
Alamanda, thank you for single handedly making the site tokens!
To those who helped get all the “stuff” to site and set it up and taken
back down, thank you so much. I know Master Robert was ever present during
the entire event and was always helping where needed.
Don Donatello, though you might think you did little more than drive to and
from site and our storage locker, it was so needed!
There are other activities other than the courts of Their Majesties and
meetings and a couple were the Arts and Sciences/Scribal display and the
12th Knight auction. Brandy coordinated all the scrolls and they made an
amazing sight. Dearbhail was incredible again and the auction had so many
great items, several donated by Wyewoodians of course! Last number heard
was over $5,000 raised for the charity RAINN. Her Majesty Shaya was
Arabella, Rachel and all those who helped in the hospitality room, thank
you. Wyewood is known for this because of your generous spirits.
We would also like to say thank you to our retinue. Both of us had colds
and they kept us sane by keeping us full of fluids and making sure we
rested. Lianor, thank you for stepping in to relieve Liadain for the
weekend. Ha’Nako, Eaodin, Geoffrey, thank you for your welcome company.
So proud of and grateful for all of you in this amazing barony,
Evrard and Alessandra
Baron and Baroness of Wyewood
There are just two days left to register for the Feast of St. Bubba! Do you
have your seat reserved? Last day is Friday, January 20th!
Avine – Feast of St. Bubba steward
Greetings amazing people of Wyewood,
Baroness Alessandra and I need your help.
This season of feasting we have been travelling throughout the kingdom
visiting our cousins. From in Glymm Mere in the south to the Great White
North of Tir Righ, we have been assisted by those who graciously
volunteered as retinue for us.
But as we have travelled, we have possibly missed the actions of those who
work hard to keep our barony strong.
Service, the willing hand offered to help, is the lifeblood of the Dream.
Did you witness acts of service worthy of recognition? If not that is well
BUT if you did we want to hear from you!
Martial prowess is the strength upon which we depend on to defend our
lands. On the ranges or at the practice/tourney fields did you see acts of
chivalry worthy of note? If yes, please tell us!
The Arts and Sciences are the heightened mind melded with skilled hands to
create so many of the things we hold dear. From banners and boxes to bread
making every thing is created by us.
Have you seen any recent artistic works that deserve to be recognized? We
want to know!
And if you see anyone new to our branch, aspiring to be better
everyday, pitching in where they can, first please thank them and then tell
us so we may also thank them for their efforts.
In short, we need you as our eyes so no one who does well in Wyewood is
missed in being recognized.
Evrard & Alessandra
Baron & Baroness of Wyewood
At our August business meeting I was tasked to put together a SurveyMonkey
evaluation to be used as a post-event commentary from attendees. The survey for
Wyewood Champions is ready to roll out and I will keep it open for 10 days. As
of September 11, I will gather the commentary and forward it to the Event
Steward. It will also be filed with the event report.
Going forward we will be incorporating this post-event evaluation as part of our
Please go to SurveyMonkey and fill out the survey for Wyewood Champions 2016.
Alessandra da Montefeltro
This is your Chief Archer (for a bit longer that is) and I wanted to
encourage all to come to Emprise!
There will be pageantry! (You know, where people dress all cool and fancy
and carry banners and say froofy stuff.)
There will be Equestrian! (Because horsies are way super rad and horsies
playing games with riders is even better!)
But but but….there is Archery Fest the same weekend! Whatever shall we
Come to Emprise, trust me.
FOR WE WILL HAVE ARCHERY!
Not just one day, BUT TWO!!!
The first day will feature:
York Round but with trees to sight off of and usually no fickle wind to
Period Shoots and Fun Shoots!
The Second day has:
Roving Stump Shoot- with gambling (of a sort, should be a hoot)
But but Evrard, we could win prize arrows at Archery Fest!
You know who has made the prize arrows 3 times out of the last 5?
Looking for help or feedback on A&S projects or research? Bring your questions to the Arts and Sciences Consult table at Arts Unframed, October 8 in Wyewood. Here is a schedule of when our expert artisans will be available to give feedback and guidance on your current and potential work at the Arts and Sciences Consult Table.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane – Costuming, esp 16th century; basic research
Sir Michael Richard the Tall- Shoemaking, leatherworking
Sir Stefan of Pembroke – Metalworking, esp. lost wax and bronze casting
Mistress Alisaundre ni Feidhleimeidh dal gCais – Performing arts
Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes – Weaving, bookbinding, embroidery, kumihimo, leather tooling
Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol – Culinary, costuming
Baron Duncan Angus MacDonald – Ceramics
Mistress Eulalia Piebakere – Culinary, 13th and 14th century culture, research papers
Mistess Isolde de la Vielle-a-Roue – vocal and instrumental music, costuming
Magistra Turrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais – Scribal arts
Mistress Annisa Elisabetta Gabrielli – Scribal arts, equestrian, 14th c. costume
Marquessa Laurellen de Brandevin – costuming, oil painting, embroidery, jewelry
Dame Esclarmonde de Porcairages
The making and running of an event is mind boggling. I am so grateful to so many. Please let me know if I miss you in this list- I know I will. So many talents, so much service…
Thank you to Lord Xenos for stepping up as event steward and for putting up with a baroness who demanded kisses every time he wanted to address the populace. He organized the event stunningly, and despite a sprained ankle, kept it running smoothly. And he’s hot.
Thank you to our former champions- Lord Heinrich, Lord Konrad, Arcos Daffyd, Master Rauthulfrand Yeoman Leo le Firce for designing and running the tournament to find their successor. Thank you to the additional marshals, Jacabo Don Enzio and Don Eagle, and to the multiple judges who assisted with Arts and Sciences.
Thank you so much to Lady Irene for running the lists.
Huge thank you to Arabella and Gabriel for running hospitality, and for Arabella for insisting a water break for the populace during what was our longest court.
Huge huge thanks to Lady Avine and Master Mir for the great skills in heralding and court organization. Avine, you made my life so easy, thank you. Mir, I loved how you made court run smoothly despite a randomly crying baroness, and how you tailored and changed each ceremony to help us make it personal as it should be. Thank you for all the town cries. Thank you to Lady Natasha for assisting as always as stunt herald and friend.
Thank you to Lady Vashti and Don Donatello for making sure everything we needed was present. Thank you Lady Vashti for running the very popular swap meet. Thank you both for feeding me coffee, and for helping me with our ending court dramatic enactment.
Thank you to Lady Miranda for creating the necklaces for awards.
Thank you to Lady Alamanda, Lady Catrione, Lady Vashti, Master Mir and the scribal team for creating scrolls that are a celebration.
Did I mention our event steward is hot? I really like him…
Thank you to Archos Evrard and Lady Alesandra for joining us in court. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the loan of a sword.
Thank you to Lady Anne Mary Quinn for running a smooth and welcoming gate.
Many, many thanks to Lady Sophia for creating a beautiful and delicious lunch. Thank you to Lady Constantiaand Lady Symonnefor all the hard work you put in.
Thank you to the many who assisted in the setting up and taking down of the event.
Thank you to all who attended our event and shared your joy with us.
Thank you to our new members who took a chance with this craziness and liveliness that is the SCA. We hope to see you again soon.
In gratitude, love and service,