The days and
nights may be getting cold but our hearts are warmed by good
friends, good food, and good times shared together. Join the
Baronies of Stromgard, Three Mountains and
Dragon’s Mist as we
Baronies will provide meat dishes and requests that all celebrants
joining us bring a potluck dish of 10 servings per attendee.
(Please remember serving sizes are only about ¼ c per person
so this translates roughly to a large casserole for a family of 4)
Please list all ingredients on a 3x5 card to help those with food
going "all in" on one large dish feel free to split it in half so
we can keep bringing out food when trays empty. Our kitchen
overlord Muireann has ensured that there is pleanty of room in the
kitchen to hold the extra plated food.
If you are
looking for some guidance on what to bring let's go with last name
(mundane or Scadian). A-I bring side dishes, J-Q bring
desserts, and R-Z bring main dish.
This site is
DISCREETLY wet - Please respect the limitation of beer and wine
only, poured into your own drinking vessel.
StormBlade (Stromgard's Rapier Championship, see below)
Baronies Sergentry letters of intent (please contact the
appropriate Baron and/or Baroness for more information)
And aside from
a gigantic pot luck feast wherein each Barony will provide a main
meat dish, there will be:
Christmas (You should send the age and gender of your children to
the Baron and/or Baroness. 12 and under please.)
Canned Food Drive
Toy Drive (unwrapped gifts please)
Festive Four Largesse Derby (see below)
Secret Santa (see below under gift exchange)
Gift Exchange (see below)
Dance (performances and lessons on period dance)
Brewing Competition (see below)
Champion's Choice Arts and Sciences Competition (see below)
Children's activities throughout the day (see below)
coming and the storm clouds gather. Who will stand ready to be the
StormBlade? Travel to the Tri-Barony Yule Feast in the Canton of
KaldorNess, Barony of Three Mountains December 13th and compete to
become the rapier champion of Stromgard, the StormBlade.
wishing to be the StormBlade will prepare a letter of intent and
present it to Their Excellencies Stromgard, Ivon and Hlutwige Lord
and Lady Stromgard, in morning court before the tournament (Their
Excellencies would also appreciate notice of your intent
electronically prior to the event at “gebarber2001 at yahoo
dot com” and “Hlutwige at gmail dot
format will be contested in three rounds.
The first round is the Boast Round. All competitors will boast of
their prowess and general greatness. Then they will fight in a bear
pit with a single sword, either a rapier or longsword, for the
Storm Blade must be so mighty as to be able to defeat the
Barony’s enemies with a single sword.
round is the Roast Round. All competitors will speak to their
opponent’s inadequacies to be the StormBlade and give insult.
They will then settle their differences with rapier and defensive
offhand secondaries ( buckler, baton, or cloak) in another bear
pit, for the StormBlade must be able to cut our enemies with their
wit and their blade.
round is the Toast Round, where you will speak of the glory that
you have witnessed from your comrades and extol the people of the
Stromgard and the Tri-Barony area. You will then compete in a final
bear pit with sword and offensive secondary, being either a dagger
or a second rapier, for the StormBlade must be generous of spirit
and free with complements to those that are worthy.
competitors with the most wins will compete best 3 out of 5, each
round a different weapon, and a victor will emerge proving
themselves worthy of being the StormBlade and take their place
among the Champions of Stromgard.
Time is just around the corner. Deadline for the gift exchange is
coming! Act Now! The Secret Santa Form is located in the files area
of the Baronial Facebook pages.
YULE GIFT EXCHANGE(S) – TRI-BARONY YULE or (Yulange a tois if
There will be two gift exchanges.
1- The traditional exchange- select or create a gender neutral gift
- money limit 10.00. At the designated time if you brought a gift
you receive one in exchange.
2- The new traditional method- complete the Secret Santa form
and send it (or the equivalent) privately to Jill Blackhorse via
Facebook OC or e-mail or in person. The form will have a place to
provide likes and dislikes, age and barony. Submit the form no
later than October 5th. On the 6th or shortly thereafter you will
be notified of who you will be secret Santa to. You’ll bring
your Secret Santa gift to Yule with the recipient’s name on
it and at a designated time the gifts will be passed out. It is up
to you if you wish to make yourself known.
The advantage is that you will know something about the recipient.
This would probably be the best for the 13 – 18 crowd because
we can make sure the gifts are age appropriate.
Money limit is still 10.00. There are
strong rumours that Father Christmas will appear with gifts for
kids 12 and under.
Festive Four Largesse Derby for the Tri-Barony Yule gathering.
Since there is a Dirty Dozen planned for 12th Night and I did not
want to stress out the artisans of our fair baronies, I thought it
would be fun to have a smaller version at our event. Make 4 of any
1 thing to enter. Can't decide and want to make 4 more of something
else? That's fine too!
Voting will be
by the populace, so be sure to have your entries in before noon so
that everyone has a chance to look them over. Each of them
will need to be labeled, all three baronies have largesse labels
available for printing.
is 1 winner, but I'm adding in a twist. First prize gets half of
the total number donated, second gets 2/3 of what is leftover and
third prize that last 1/3. Each of the baronies of course gets to
take home one of each of the entries.
Choice at Yule
Sciences for everyone!
Please join us for a friendly competition! There will be three
categories: Place yourself in Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced,
with minimum documentation of a 3x5 card listing your SCA name, and
the name, origin, and time period of your entry. The current
A&S champions of the three baronies will select a winner from
each group. If you would like feedback from the populace and
attending artisans, provide a small notebook. This is an excellent
opportunity to connect with other artisans interested in the same
topic, or get some gentle, helpful advice. All comments must be
courteous, and signed.
will be many things to choose from this Yule and
Make a tunic and clothe your bear; 2. Ornament making; 3. Beginning weaving; 4. Paper chain making; and 5. Face painting.
is by no means all, but are the majority of activities available.
All ages are welcome and we will have plenty of things for the
littlest ones to do as well. We will decorate the tree with the
beautiful artistry of our youth, and you will be able to take home
their creations when they are finished adorning the
I am in need of volunteers throughout the day to assist the
children in putting things together and to give myself a break
every so often as needs dictate. Please let me know if you can
spare a little time to help the children.
remember that you must accompany your child if they are under 12 to
the classes. Also,please be aware that while the activities are
provided, this will not constitute a formal babysitting situation
so please keep that in mind so that myself and my helpers will be
able to assist all the children to enjoy their day!
to site restrictions, there will not be a cordial category, so
beer/wine/cider/mead only please.
points will be given for documentably (or defensibly) period recipe
or process, so if you have documentation please bring
not strictly required, if you plan to enter and could drop me (Refr
Fiachsona) a line ahead of time so I can plan for
enough table space and judges that would be appreciated.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.