the most noble populace of Selviergard,
It was good to see so many of you in attendance at
the last meeting. It gave a great opportunity for
all to meet two of the pairs of candidates for Baron
and Baroness and to hear their plans and ideas for
the Barony. At the next meeting in March we will
hear more from them and also from our third pair of
candidates, who were unable to make the last meeting
due to other duties. We look forward from hearing
from all three pairs.
Thank you candidates for allowing the Barony to
grill you over with their questions and we look
forward to hearing more of your ideas. Any of the
three pairs have the potential to be a great Baron
and Baroness, so I hope that each person listens
closely to their plans and vote how your heart tells
you. Let no other man or God sway you to vote from
how your heart beckons.
Let us also turn to the two events coming up in the
third month of the year. First is the Ides of March,
that is being directed by Lord Cruscillus. We have
heard his plans for activities for the event and it
should be great fun. Wear your best Roman and come
out and have a grand time.
Next is the Bi-Baronial Collegium being led by Lady
Vicanna and Mistress Annah Narie. There are a great
number of classes being taught. We desire that
everyone plan on taking and or teaching classes. The
class list is wide and varied; so there should be
something for everyone, including a full slate of
activities for the children. Let us all grow in
knowledge that we may later teach others.
Freiherr Fathir and Banbharun Étaín
March 15, 2014
Celebrate the Ides of March in true Roman style with
a Roman themed tournament, some favored Roman games,
a Mediterranean themed potluck, and perhaps a bit of
intrigue as well.
Celebrants for the event will be given enough coins
to participate in a variety of activities where,
just like the favorite amusement of soldiers and the
aristocracy, you can bet on games and even the
fighting if you so choose. As an added reward, a
prize will be given to the person with the most
denarii by the end of the event. Coins will be
provided when you pay your site fee.
Make sure to dress in your best Roman clothing as
the Empire's authorities will be out enforcing the
Foreigner Tax. Don't have roman garb yet? It's easy
to make and in no time you too can look like a Roman
and bypass the authorities without paying the hefty
fine. You can find an article on basic Roman
clothing in last month's newsletter to help you get
Gladiators of the lands of Oertha, prepare
yourselves! A Roman-themed tournament worthy of any
gladiatorial arena will take place in which you will
fight with daggers.
There will be a Mediterranean-themed potluck,
showcasing delicacies from around the Roman world.
Please bring enough to feed 8-10 people. The
suggested potluck assignment is by mundane last
A-F Pasta or Antipasto
M-R Breads or Cheese
S-Z Fruits or Vegi
There will be a Silent Auction at this event.
All proceeds will benefit the Barony of Selviergard.
Mistress Trava will be organizing the auction table
during this event and the winning bids will be
announced in closing court. If you are interested in
making a goods donation please contact me off-list
so I may coordinate in advance. Items may
include (but are not limited to) handmade crafts,
garb, fabric/trim, armor, feast gear, camping
equipment, etc. Selviergard humbly accepts your
donations and participation in support of The Dream.
While the autocrat team has items for the
decoration of the Ides of March event, we humbly ask
you to bring more to help decorate the site. Items
especially needed are rugs and floor coverings.
If you are interested in helping decorate please
contact the co-Autocrat, Halfdan Ôzurrson, for more
information or to let him know that you can help.
Many more items will be added before the event. We
sincerely hope that your Ides of March goes better
than Caesars…and if we can help it, it will.
Site information: The Wasilla Boys
and Girls Club / 3700 Bogard Rd / Wasilla, AK 99654.
Site opens at 11AM and closes at 8PM.
Event fee is $10 for members ($15 for non-members);
ages 6-12 are $5, children under 6 are free, and the
family cap is $35. Checks should be made out to “SCA
Inc - Selviergard”
Autocrats: Sextus Valerius
Cruscillus (Josh Sampson) and Halfdan "Two Bears"
Ozurrson (Travis Abe-Thomas)
The Baronies of Selviergard and Eskalya have
collaborated to bring a weekend full of classes!
Class topics vary from nalbinding, silk banner
making, calligraphy and illumination,
embroidery, Japanese culture, and much more!
Come and learn new things, or refresh your
skills on topics you have learned before. There
will be something for everyone at this
Class descriptions will be posted on a regular
basis both in the Yahoo Groups and the Facebook
A sneak peak at some of the classes and
activities offered at the Bi-Baronial Collegium:
Leather Face Masks/Masquerade Masks with Lady
Isabella Hawke, Beginning and Intermediate
Embroidery with Mistress Margaret Anne of Somerset,
Concussion Information for Fighters and Marshals
with Dr. Kelly Ryan, Period Games with Baroness
Étaín O'Rowarke, Viking Wire "Knitting" with
Mistress Rolynnda of the Azure Stone, Weapon
Construction with Lord Lamarak d'Pellinore, and
much, much more!
Site fee: $10 for adults ($5
non-member surcharge applies), $5 for children
10-15, under 10 free.
Site: Dimond Center, Suite 233
(Old Library Space) – Please note this is a
tentative site subject to change upon confirmation
of a more central site. Adequate notice and posting
will be made in this event).
Autocrats: Anna di Caterina Neri
(Georgia Pfile) and Nemonna Vicana (Bobbie Sampson).
April 12, 2014
Join us for Cherry Blossom Festival at the
Jewel Lake Parish. The site will be open from
noon until eight. This year’s festivities
include a Go competition, with sign-up open from
noon to 2pm (instructions will be provided for
those who don’t know how to play the game).
There will be an exciting Rapier tourney
(beginning at 2pm) followed by a thematic Broken
Bridge Battle, for the heavy fighters.
Afterwards, there will be time for ‘blossom
viewing’, games, and mingling. Children’s A&S
will feature kite making.
Our Baroness, Elspeth, is hosting a
competition for table decorating, with winners
announced in the evening court after dinner.
Each table will be given a couple sprigs of
cherry blossoms to include in their scheme how
Dinner will begin at 5pm, and we will have an
onigiri potluck. Onigiri are balls of rice with
filling inside of them. Each person should bring
enough of something that goes with rice, such as
shredded chicken or pork, for at least one to
two people. You can bring more, if you like, but
only a couple spoonfuls of each dish will be
needed for each onigiri. Be sure to bring a card
listing the ingredients of the dish.
Refrigeration is available on site.
White rice, gloves, and onigiri packing
skills will be provided. Miso soup, mochi, and
tea will also be included with the meal.
Site information: Jewel Lake
Parish, 3833 Strawberry Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502.
Take your best route to Strawberry Road. It is
at the end closest to Jewel Lake.
Site opens at 12pm (noon) and closes at 8pm.
Event Fee is Adults: $10 Children: (ages
6-18) $5 Under 5: Free Family Cap: $40. $5
non-member surcharge applies.
Autocrats: Leonia the Mouse
and Adam of Eskalya
Missing your armor? Have an urge to enter an
A&S contest? Long winter got you down? Not to
worry! Your Prince has heard your plight and
offers entertainments to enliven the spring and
prepare the armies of Oertha for tourney season!
Sharpen your swords and rapiers, fletch your
arrows and put quill to parchment with your bardic
skills; pull out your banners and prepare to dress
your camp in all its pageantry. His Highness desires
to see Oertha in all its finery, taste of its best
desserts and brewed drinks, and play games of skill
and chance. He offers prizes for many tourneys,
games and contests – with feasting and bardic to
celebrate it all. Join Him: attend classes,
celebrate Chivalry and earn points toward a grand
prize, while toasting the inspiration of your
consort and the future in our small Treasures.
The festivities begin on Friday night, with Tyr’s
Torchlight Tourney, and conclude on Sunday, with a
Teddy Bear Tea, sponsored by Her Highness Dagmar,
for the delight of the Treasures. See the list of
entertainments below and plan to enter many to win
points and glory.
PRIZES: A sampling of AWESOME items, worthy of
gifting by His Highness, many hand-crafted by
Oerthan artisans, given by His Highness to enrich
Contests and Entertainments:
Heavy fighting: Tyr’s Torchlight Tourney, Prize
Tourney (with points awarded for period kit,
chivalry, display of knightly virtues) and the
Viscountess’ Brunch Tourney on Sunday morning.
Rapier fighting: Prize Tourney (with points
awarded for period kit, chivalry, display of
knightly virtues) and other tourneys to be
Archery: William Tell Shoot, target shooting.
A&S Contests: Period “tourney” garb; bardic arts:
original song/story/poem; brewing competitions; and
Tasty Desserts competition! Other ADULT competitions
on Saturday night will be announced at court.
Children’s games: Dragon Feet races, “Toss
Across” and boffer spear throwing, etc. The Teddy
Bear Tea on Sunday will keep them busy while adults
break down/pack – snacks will be provided.
Needful information: Lunch on
Saturday will be soups & breads; Feast on Saturday
will be a sponsored potluck, with His Highness
providing the meat, and other items potluck, by
mundane last name:
A-L Vegetable side dish
M-R Starchy side dish
S-Z Breads and Spreads
Allergen Note: No Fish, No Onions, No Jalapenos
Site information: Camp Carlquist
Boy Scout Camp (Edmonds Lake: 23001 Gorsuch Rd.,
Event Fee $10/adult (over 12 years), $5 Treasures
(2-12 years), Babes in Arms = FREE; Family $30
Autocrat: Margarita di Calvi
(Gretchen Thompson), on behalf of His Highness