October 2018 Edition


From the Baron...


Unto the Populace of Selviergard,

Fall is here! The leaves are changing to golds and reds, the animals of the woods are readying themselves for the winter, and the harvest is ready to be brought in. Some of us may mourn the passing of Summer but we have much to look forward to as Fall approaches and takes root in our fair lands.

As we move into the month of October we start to see an increase of events around the Principality again; events held in warm halls with good cheer and plenty of food. There is Michaelmas to feast at in the Barony of Winter’s Gate, a Masked Ball to attend in the Barony of Eskalya, and, closer to home, a spooky Samhain here in the Barony of Selviergard. A busy month indeed, but a month filled with wonder and laughter and a good time to be spent with friends and family alike. I encourage all of you to attend our Cousin’s events and take part in their celebrations and activities.

November brings even more activities and events from around the Principality of Oertha. Make sure to check out this newsletter for more information on those events as they become available.

If you have an award recommendation (for baronial, principality, or even kingdom level) please let me know either by a message or at an event I am attending. Tell me of their deeds, their skills, and their good works so that all may know and be inspired by the populace of the Barony of Selviergard. I rely on each and every one of you to witness great deeds and inform me of such so that these gentles can be properly recognized.

Let the season of Samhains and Yules begin!

In Service,


Baron of Selviergard, Servant of the Crown



Come one, come all and bring your appetites for the people of Winter's Gate are going a'viking. This year's feast will be Norse themed, with yummy period comestibles. Not only will the food be from the Viking age, but so will be the games. Further details to include whims and the menu will be posted as soon as they become available.

RSVPs would be awesome so we can appropriate the proper amount of supplies.

Site Information: Tanana Masonic Lodge (402 11th Ave., Fairbanks Alaska 99701)

Site opens at 11 AM and closes at 9 PM

Directions: Take best route to Airport Way, Fairbanks. Go north on Noble St. Site is on the left at the corner of 11th Ave and Noble St.

Event Registration: (non member) $25, Adult member discount $20, Children 6-17 $10, Children 0-5 free, Family cap $60

Autocrat: Lochlan of Winter's Gate (Aaron Degnan)




Samhain Masked Ball

The wind is wild, the mist gathers on the moors, and there are rumors of strange folk, beasts, and spirits as the barrier between two realms grows thin. All good gentles, be they old or young, are invited to don masks and your best garb, and dance through this gathering. Dances will be taught earlier in the day so all will know the dances. The ball will be held before feast.

Some activities of the day include:

A&S Competition Masks! Period or Fantasy (Youth and Adult)
Desserts of the Season (Halloween or Fall)
Competition: Best Table Decorations featuring the use of Candles (flameless plz).
Games: Quick the Bard and Stomp the Duck; and perhaps more!

Site Information: Church of Love Spenard (3502 Spenard Rd, Anchorage Alaska 99503)

Site opens at NOON and closes at 7PM

Directions: From Northern Lights Blvd, turn left on Spenard Rd. The Church will be on your right. From Minnesota Drive, turn right on Spenard Rd. The Church will be on your left

Feast will be a potluck with Meat Provided. Please bring a dish that will feed 6-10 people.

Event Registration: 10, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $5, Children (15 and Under) : $FREE, Family Cap: $25

Autocrat: Viscountess Bella Hawke (Melissa Snyder).




Selviergard’ s Samhain Haunted Harvest

Come one come all and celebrate the Samhain Haunted Harvest with the Barony of Selviergard Let us meet, eat and be joyful of the abundant harvest! We can bobb for apples or sip warm mulled cider whilst enjoying the company of dear friends. Fight in the "keep your wounds" tourney (better line up some mourners, or someone to help feed you if you are gravely wounded or killed).

We will have a Meat of the Hunt in (moose or caribou) a Barley Vegetable soup, Roasted Vegetables of the season (potatoes, carrots, rutabagas or parsnips) whatever the harvesters may come upon, and Colcannon Potatoes. Please bring a Pot Luck of your Best of the Season’s Recipes to add to the above for all to feast upon.

Please bring candy for the treasures or the youth at heart... to trick or treat at tables. Decorate your table in our harvest theme and win a prize!

Site Information: TBD

Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration $10, Children (5 to 12 ) Registration Fees $5, Youth (5 and under) free. Family cap $25 (with adult membership).

Autocrat: Lady Ally of Selviergard (Laurie Mitchell) and Magistra Vicana (Bobbie Sampson)




Viking Collegium

Hwæt we gardena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon! Come, learn about the Vikings! Immerse yourself in an amazing learning experience with the College of St. Boniface.

Preliminary Classes suggested below. We will be looking for teachers to teach workshops and classes with Vikings in mind.

Workshop (2-3 hours make-n-take) Teachers Needed for any of the following:

Viking Dress
Viking T-tunic
Leg Wraps
Viking Cooking Class
Viking Osberg Tent
Greenland Dress
Viking Loom
Viking Wire Weave
Treasure Necklaces
Viking Lanterns
Viking Games
Viking Torcs
Viking Hoods
Viking Pantries
Viking Embroidery
Shield Painting

Lectures or Classes (1-1.5 hours): Teachers Needed for any of the following:

Fighter's Concave
Viking Cooking
Viking Looms
Viking Pantries
Viking Osberg Tent
How to go "A-Viking" Plunder and Pillage for inexpensive Viking Clothes

If you are interested in teaching please contact Liam the Archer or Baroness Cemper




Bjodann eda Bjodannskona Vitja

The fine folk of the soon-to-be Canton of Bjarnarstrond are hungry for knowledge and skills. As such they will be holding an A&S workshop that they might clothe themselves well, and to learn to make the weapons and armor that will enable them to successfully defend our northernmost border. Merriment to celebrate the visit of the Prince and Princess (and other exalted visitors) will follow this day of learning.

Dress as if hell just froze over, but in layers. Be prepared, if needed, to cover all exposed skin. This includes your eyes. A whisperer will be awaiting your arrival and will safely release you from said dragon. They will then deliver you to a place of warm sanctuary, otherwise known as 2426. Space is limited. For this event RSVP is required.

Barrow (Utqiagvik) is on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Please bring clothing appropriate to the weather. Be aware that weather delays may affect travel in and out of Barrow (Utqiagvik). Home hospitality is available, albeit extremely limited. RSVP is required to arrange housing and ground transportation.

Site Information: 2426 D St (Barrow (Utqiagvik) AK 99723)

Site Opens at NOON on Friday and closes at 7PM on Sunday. Merriment and informal instruction to follow until all the visitors have left on Sunday.

Directions: No roads in. No roads out. Capture a dragon (they are free to come and go here) and travel to the top of the known world. Ensure that your dragon comprehends to return for you. Be aware that fluctuations in weather may delay your dragon. Not common but known to occur because dragons aren’t stupid. Barrow (Utqiagvik) is only accessible by air and is on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Be aware that weather delays may affect travel in and out of Barrow (Utqiagvik).

Event Registration: FREE

Autocrat: Niell Mac Nyven (Nathan L. Meadows)




Selviergard Yule

As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to family and friends. Please join the Barony of Selviergard as we celebrate Yule tide traditions with tournaments, games and feasting. We will have a cookie exchange, orna-ment making and bardic caroling. There will be heavy and rapier tournaments and the famous “Rock, Paper, Scissors” open to all.

After the activities of the day we will feast on traditional yule time foods as the carolers entertain the populace.

Feast Details
Roast Turkey
Roast Pork in fruit and ale.
Bread Stuffing
Roast Squash
Selviergard Carrots
Mulled Cider

Deserts will be pot luck, please bring a yule tide desert to share, this will also serve as your entry into the desert contest.

Site Information: Lavern Griffin Camp, Wasilla Alaska / 4495 W. Little Cloud Drive, Wasilla AK 99623

Site opens at 10AM and closes at 8PM.

Event Registration: (Adults Non-Members) $15.00, Adult Members $8.00, Non-member Children 5-12 $10, Members $5.00, Under 5 free. Family Cap (NM) $35.00, Family Cap Members $25.00

Autocrat: Viscount Master Fergus MacThomais (George Thompson)





Happy Jól (Yule)!

Winter Solstice – the time of year when the days get longer and the sun begins to return. This is truly a cause for celebration in Winter’s Gate! Join us as we gather together and celebrate the Norse traditions of feasting, celebrating, and reveling in each other’s company during this yule season. While we may not be burning a sun-wheel to entice the sun to return or sacrificing a wild boar to appease Frey in hopes of fertile farmland, we will be enjoying some other ancient traditions while we eat and drink our fill. Updates on this wonderful, fun-filled event will be posted on the Yahoo Group email as well as on the Book of Face.

Baron’s Whim: Things that keep your head warm! Show off your hats, hoods, and other head coverings!

Baroness’ Whim: TBA

Autocrat’s Whim: Homebrewed mead and/or wine. The autocrat loves a good homebrewed mead. She also loves a good homebrewed wine. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged!

A&S Whim: All Things Bright: Metalwork and Sparkly Things. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged! All ages are invited to participate!

Site Information: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, 4448 Pike’s Landing Road in Fairbanks, AK 99709

Site opens at 10AM and closes at 10PM

Directions: Take your best way Airport Way towards the Fairbanks International Airport. Turn right onto Hoselton Road (the frontage road leading to and in front of Pike’s Waterfront Lodge). Go past Pike’s Waterfront Lodge and the Princess Hotels. Turn left onto Pike’s Landing Road. There is a wooden sign marking the driveway entrance to the site on the right hand side after about 100 feet. There will also be SCA signs indicating your path.

Food: The Barony will provide a meat dish (most likely a form of wild boar, but more modern). Each adult attending should please bring one potluck contribution to feed 6-8 people in order to supplement the feast table. (Don’t forget desserts count too!!)

Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, Children (6-17): $5, Family Cap: $30

Autocrat: Sefa Hrafnsdóttir (mka Sheva Corning)



Baronial Business

Upcoming Events for 2018

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

October 2018
Winter's Gate Michaelmas Oct. 13
Eskalya Samhain Oct. 20
Selviergard Samhain Oct. 27

December 2018
Selviergard Yule Dec. 1
Winter's Gate Yule Dec. 29

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


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