February 2019 Edition

 

Here recognize Prince Crucillus and Princess Vicanna.  Long live the Prince and Princess of Oertha!

From the Baron...

 

Unto the Populace of Selviergard,

The Barony of Selviergard welcomes and celebrates Crucillus and Vicanna, the new Prince and Princess of Oertha! Long live the Prince and Princess of Oertha!

This Winter Coronet was complete with pageantry, honor, chivalry, and splendor as together we celebrated the reign of Culann and Sefa and welcomed in their Heirs in the Barony of Winter’s Gate—a land clutched in the icy cold fingers of deep winter. However, the hall was quite warm and filled with good cheer as Oerthan events are well known for which more than made up for the weather outside. To those that fought in the lists in the Coronet Tournament, the Roses Tournament, or with the Royal Guild of Fence: your skill, bravery, and nobility bring honor to these lands and her people and it was a joy to witness your deeds.

This will be a very busy year for us with many events within the Principality of Oertha. I encourage everybody to attend these upcoming events so that we can enjoy The Dream together as family and friends. Next month in March the Barony of Eskalya will host a celebration of Minerva, Selviergard celebrates Spring in May, and in June the Crowns of the West will choose new heirs by right of combat in our own lands, just to name a few events off the top of my head. There are many, many things to do and I look forward to spending the time with you all.

As always, if you have award recommendations please let me know. It is the pleasure and duty of the Baronage to celebrate and acknowledge those who consistently give their time, who exemplify the ideals of the society, and those who create amazing things. Help me by making award recommendations so that the glory of Selviergard and her inhabitants may be known to all.

In Service,

Halfdan

Barônos of Selviergard, Tyrant of the Eagle River


 

From the Prince and Princess of Oertha...

Unto the Populace do We, Cruscillus and Vicana, send warmest greetings!

Let it be known that We are planning to march to the warmer climates to help defeat the foes that face the Kingdom of the Wests allies at Estrella War. Our attendance will be Friday, the 22 of Feb-ruary, through Monday the 25th. We call on all fighters and non-fighters, who are able, to come join us at War and on the Battlefield.

Let the South BEWARE!!! Winter is coming, and the Wolves are at their DOOR!!

Yours in Service to the Dream,

C ruscillus and Vicana
Prince and Princess of Oertha

 

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Festival of Minerva

The Barony of Eskalya invites you to break out your best tunicas and togas and join us as we celebrate Quinquatria, the Roman festival of Minerva!

To pay tribute to the goddess of war, wisdom, arts, and strategy, we'll undertake gladiatorial combat on the heavy and rapier fields, have a round of Roman trivia, compete against each other in a team art triathlon, and play Roman games of skill! In honor of the Goddess’ (and our own Baroness’) association with owls, a prize will be offered to the artist who produces the best owl in any mode.

Dinner will be by potluck with the barony will provide a pork dish from Apicius’ De Re Coquinaria.

Site Information: Anchor Lutheran School / Anchorage, AK 99518.

Site opens at NOON and closes at 7PM.

Event Registration: Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, Children (0-17): $0, Family Cap: N/A

Autocrat: Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor (Claire Knudsen-Latta)

 

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Princess' Collegium

Her Lupine Highness Vicanna, will be hosting a Principality Collegium to welcome Spring! As the patroness of the Arts and Sciences in our lands, she would like all who can to attend this great learning experience and feast – to be prepared by one of the hands-on classes! There are many classes, with several focusing on preparation for June Crown, to be held in Selveirgard this summer: SCA camping 101, Basic Camp Furniture Construction, Feast 101, fighting classes and much more. More details will be available on the event Facebook page.

Site Information: LaVerne Griffith Youth Camp, 4495 W. Little Cloud Dr. Wasilla, AK 99654

Site opens at 9AM and closes at 8PM.

Directions:  From the Parks Hwy, turn onto Church Rd, and proceed 2.4 miles to Seldon Extension, turn AWAY from the Tesoro gas station, and proceed down the hill 1.6 miles to Windy Bottom Rd. Follow Windy Bottom for .7 miles to W. Little Cloud, the turn RIGHT into the site.

Event Registration: Adult Non-member $15.00, Adult Member $10.00, Child under 10, $5.00

Steward: Viscount Master Fergus MacThomais, OP (George Thompson).  Co-Steward: Viscountess Mistress Margarita de la Calvi, OP (Gretchen Thompson)

 

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Yule Celebrations in Eskalya

 

The Barony of Eskalya celebrated the Yule season alongside the Barony of Selviergard this year as the Selviergard Yule was cancelled due to the large earthquake the day before their event.  Both groups came together with open arms and warm hearts to celebrate the season together.  It was also at this event that the Barony celebrated the reign of Clare Elena and Cynehild as the Sister Baronesses and welcomed in their successors, Gavin and Celestria, as the newest Baron and Baroness of Eskalya.

The event officially opened with the final court of Clare and Cynehild, the Sister Baronesses of Eskalya.  After opening words from the Baronesses there was a presentation of socks and other items gifted to Their Excellencies by Mistress Sorcha Careman, much to the delight of the Baronesses.  There were several presentations and words of thanks given to members of the court and populace for their works and assistance given to the Baroness Clare Elena and Baroness Cynehild during their reign.  The Baronial Court ended with kind words to the populace and then the court of the Prince and Princess of Oertha opened. 

 

Clare Elena and Cynnehilde, the sister Baronesses of Eskalya, thank the populace at the Barony of Eskalya’s Yule. December 8, 2018. Photograph by Kolskeggr Ungi.

First received was gifts for not only the Princess of Oertha but the Baron of Selviergard; gifts crafted by Master Fergus mac Thomais. After the presentation; the Sister Baronesses were called forward and released from their service with words of thanks from Prince Culann and Princess Sefa. From there, Master Gavin Woodward and Lady Celestria Textrix were then called forward to accept the coronets of the Barony of Eskalya. With three cheers for the new Baron and Baroness as well as the Prince and Princess; the first court of the day was concluded.

Baron Gavin and Baroness Celestria pose with Prince Culann and Princess Sefa at the Barony of Eskalya’s Yule. December 8, 2018. Photograph by Halfdan Ozurrson.

After court there was plenty of time to visit with each other and regal all with tales of surviving the great earthquake the week before. Gifts were given, as is tradition for this time of year, and there was laughter, snacking, and delight in the hall as old friendships were reignited and new friendships forged.

After some time, the kitchen announced that it was time for a great feast.

Delights and wonders were brought out of the kitchen to amaze not only the taste buds but the eyes as well and feast was enjoyed by the populace with family groups sharing tables spaces with each other. One particular dish, Dragon Scales, was especially popular among the populace and was noted by one historian as an item that had not been for many years in the lands of the Principality of Oertha. Entertainment for feast was provided by Master Rodrigo de Reinosa and Lord Colum Mac Eoghain ui Neill who regaled the populace with ancient stories and tales from the “Dashing Debonair Squire” Cycle much to the delight of all.

Feast is enjoyed by the populace at the Barony of Eskalya’s Yule event. December 8, 2019. Photograph by Halfdan Ozurrson.

After the feast it was time for the final court of the day. It was here in the Principality court that many people were recognized for their efforts or elevated to new positions. Lord Arnthorr Hesthofdi was recognized with the Order of the Snowy Owl; an award presented for excellence in the Arts. Mistress Clare Elena de Montfort was bestowed with the Order of the Polaris which is given to those who foster the traditions and teach the customs of the Principality of Oertha. Afterwards, Master Rodrigo de Reinosa and Lord Colum Mac Eoghain ui Neill were admitted to the Bards of Oertha; a group noted for enriching the Principality through the Bardic Arts. Last, but not least, Mistress Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor was bestowed with the Oerthan Order of Grace from the hands of Their Highnesses. Final words from Prince and Princess were then given in which Their Highnesses thanked everybody for attending and wished everybody a Happy Yule.

After Their Highness' court it was time to open the court of Gavin and Celestria, the Baron and Baroness of Eskalya. It was in this court that members of the baronial court were named and bestowed with items fitting of their new positions. Additionally, Yule gifts given to officers as well as the children in attendance—a typical Yule tradition not only within the Barony of Eskalya, but within the Principality of Oertha as well.

The last part of court saw the new Baron and Baroness swearing fealty through Prince Culann and Princess Sefa to the King and Queen of the West; thus cementing their role as the new leaders of the Barony of Eskalya and bringing the end of not only the court but the event as well.

The hall was cleaned in record time and people said their farewells to friends and family as they prepared to head home after a memorable event. Yule is the time that many people look forward to. It is the time of giving gifts, the time of laughter, and the time to make new friends as we shelter from the harsh weather of Oerthan winters. Eskalya’s Yule follows the same tradition of many Yules in the past and will be remembered fondly.

The Selviergard Associated Press

 

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Baronial Business

Upcoming Events for 2019

The following is a list of upcoming events.  List is subject to change.

March 2019
Festival of Minerva (March 9)

Special Note:  June Crown 2019 will be held at the Palmer Fairgrounds in Oertha!

 

From the Chronicler...

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